Dwight Howard took a shot at players who have left their teams for new organizations, and Dwyane Wade appeared to fire back. Howard was speaking at a press conference Thursday announcing his decision to sign away his right to opt out of his contract after the season when he explained his reasoning for the move.
“I’m not like those guys, or those people they’re trying to paint me as,” Howard said. “I’m too loyal. That’s not my nature.”
Eye on Basketball presumes Howard was referencing players like LeBron James and Chris Bosh who signed with the Heat in free agency, and Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul who demanded trades. Well Dwyane Wade completely laughed off Howard’s assertion:
Even if Wade wasn’t referencing Howard (which doesn’t seem likely), it’s laughable that Dwight would boast about his “loyalty.” If loyalty includes seeking a trade and toying with an entire city and organization for over a year, then yeah, he definitely was “loyal.” And if he’s as loyal as he says he is, why hasn’t he signed a contract extension with the Magic?
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