Why I stopped caring about Dwight Howard
Every morning while I eat breakfast, I read the rumours report on a website called HoopsHype. Sure, it’s really just a gossip rag for the sports fan, but it can be nice hearing about every little transaction going on in the league.
But as late, I’ve been compelled to leave the reading alone for a while. Why? Two words: Dwight Howard. Howard’s name has been in trade talks for so long it started when Chris Paul played for the New Orleans Hornets. It came to a head at the trade deadline, when the fickle D12 had a change of heart and opted-in for another season with Orlando. But almost as soon as he came back in, the talks picked up again. They went away for a bit, but came roaring back as free agency began.
Now his name has been linked with everyone – the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets…I won’t be surprised if I next hear the Sydney Kings have entered the fray for him.
And everyone’s told him where he should go, and everyone’s told him about all the damage he’s doing to his public perception, but has anyone told him to just end it now? Please.
Pick a team and stay with them, so I need not wade through pages of Dwight Howard goss to find out about the Summer League performers and lower-key deals like Jason Terry to the Celtics and Landry Fields to the Raptors.
Everyone is tuning out of Dwight Howard news because after twelve months of hearing from ‘multiple sources’ that a deal is imminent, we’re sick of waiting. Meanwhile, quality journalists around the globe are bringing us less quality analysis and news about real issues around the NBA because the flavour of the month is Dwight Howard’s future – again.
I’m a Los Angeles Lakers fan, a team that is reportedly is right in hunt to acquire Howard, so if anyone should be neck deep in news reports it should be me. And I was. Back in March, when I heard we were getting him. But now, it’s the middle of July and Dwight Howard is still an employee of the Orlando Magic basketball club
I’m avoiding the HoopsHype rumours report, and anything unofficial, for the time being. Wake me up when Dwight Howard’s been dealt, for real.