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Dwyane Wade seemingly laughs at Dwight Howard’s ‘loyalty’ to Orlando Magic

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?

H/T Ball Don’t Lie


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  • Anonymous

    In the end, who REALLY cares what Wade says??

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyronegood Tyrone Good

    Man, dwayne you lost the respect of everyone outside Miami when you teamed up with Lebron. Good luck winning with that highly touted talent, but zero heart.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRUDYCIU4OP4L55IUEYGFBDDY4 JB

    D Wade, your team went out and bought you some of the best players in the league. You still can’t get a better attitude. Shut the eff up and start playing your game, maybe you would produce more.

  • Tisha Parmer

    I am so sick & tired of all you haters don’t hate the players hate the game if they wanted to team up so be it… you guys really need to move on with your sorry life.  A fan is loyal no matter who the player team up with & last at the end of the day they are still Getting PAID …..Dumb Haters…..Get a life
    Phx, AZ

  • Anonymous

    I do, he makes sense, now you are another story, who gives a crap what you think.

  • Anonymous

    Drop Dead Loser!  Sent on behalf of DWade.

  • Anonymous

    Climb on the roof of a two story house, blindfold yourself and run around backwards until you hear a loud thud.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UIVRHVT43EN67K4DDZFBCVEB7I toya

    I think  Dwight Howard should change his name to Dwight COWARD!  It’s pretty sad that you have to bad talk other players, for a decision that you made. Big ups to Lebron, and any other players who switched teams to WIN!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XB4SHSN65U3ZFRNSS7E26EEXMQ stryfonated

    you do since you replied

  • http://www.usasports360.com/ Usa Sports 360

    Not only does the King LBJ have Wade making his game winning shots for him that he can’t make, he also has Wade sticking up for him these days. Ya know Wade does take his father thing very serous now LBJ jas the father figure he always wanted….That is very nice…

  • Mary Mote

    D Wade is a grouch, doesn’t the guy ever smile. He hid under his towel like a grump   when they lost to the Lakers.  At least James has a good time playing, Wade not so much.. Why not try to enjoy the game they are paying you a bundle to play? Quit worring about others, look to yourself.

  • Steve Rigaud

    It’s not about loyalty anymore like the 80′s and 90′s people. This pass decade has been nothing short of a political game played between ownwer’s,players,cities,tv endorsements and sports analyst. ( Simply too see who’s balls are bigger). Even with the video game squad like the Heat they still can’t win…. Pathetic!!!!! smh…

  • Anonymous

    Truth is a franchise can build a team with the right players and coach, this is a business now the days of loyalty is over.  How loyal will the Orlando franchise be if Dwight gets injured and is not putting up the same numbers, they would trade his ass with no hesitation.  As for LeBron and DeWade they are building chemistry to be a champinship team it dont happen over night. I like Dewiight I think putting they loyalty tag out there is a bad move.  The reason Cleveland is so salty with James is that the franchise has lost money and the owner never did what he should have done  and supplied the help that Lebron needed to win a championship

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dadrian-AmericanEagle-Smith/100000415756643 Dadrian AmericanEagle Smith

    Dwight is not Loyal at all he talked bad about his players and how they cant win and if he was so loyal he would have been signed an extneison. I think its funny how everybody comes at Wade he is my favorite player and its okay for him to stick up for Lebron and Bosh he is the leader of the team.. Something Dwight doesnt kno how to do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1192445443 Troy D. Walker

    yep. things would be different if had did that

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shaye-Shayeville-Van-Horne/1328736695 Shaye Shayeville Van Horne

    hahahahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shaye-Shayeville-Van-Horne/1328736695 Shaye Shayeville Van Horne

    All I ever hear these days are haters hating on everybody an everything “d wades a grouch, jump off a building, who cares what d wade says?, lebron sucks, dwight sucks, kobe sucks.” just tell the truth, you’re jealous that these guys get to make a living playing a game many of us love and they’re pretty f——ing good at it, while most of u prolly couldn’t hit basic jump shots consistently and prolly work in a cubical somewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/Destroyer1376 Brian Childers

    koolkillerkev? On behalf of cool people everywhere, we don’t call OURSELVES cool, others do. And Dooshbag Wade calling out Howard after the Le Gone James traitor, is disingenuous at the very least.

  • http://twitter.com/Destroyer1376 Brian Childers

    You should be in comedy. it seems that you have a crush on dooshbag wade.  Are you going to marry him now?

  • http://twitter.com/Destroyer1376 Brian Childers

    You must be wades lover.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NPL4AXRVLPQ45SPC2IFPOR44XQ ruLz

    There’s no loyalty in sports… not from the owners, not from the players, not from the fans… Admit it… it is only business… take a look at the loyal Peyton Manning and the loyal Irsay…

  • Jerry Dickson

    Individual talent does not win championships, Team work does..And if Wade and Co. think they can win a championship with the crew they have..think again. Its not going to happen. And for him to speak about loyalty, He should look in the mirror every morning and think about what his team mates done to other teams before he goes laughing at someone that staying with the team.

  • Anonymous

    you wanna see a loyal player look at kevin love

  • Anonymous

    Did Bosh or Lebron demand a trade from their prior teams? Did they opt out of their prior contracts? I don’t think so! It seems to me that they were both loyal to their teams and contracts and were free to sign with what ever team they chose to sign with. You can’t pick what team drafts you. But when you are loyal and hold up your end of the contract you are free to sign with who you want when its over. So keep hating on Lebron and Bosh for being loyal to their contracts and not demanding trades or opting out of their deals.

  • Anonymous

    Geez, all this undeserved Wade/Heat hate. Wade wasn’t talking about Dwight’s loyalty. (Wade and Dwight and LeBron are all friends). Wade was talking about the Lakers ownership loyalty in trading away union chief Derek Fisher.

  • Mai

    CoSign, Wade has been acting like a little bitch every since Baby Bron Bron signed with the Heat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CW7GXAUODE7MGML73KGTCCQK2I momo

    I didn’t know that Dwayne Wade can’t spell his own name…

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.maltby Bill Maltby

    i love that Wade thinks what he says count. He must have ask QUEEN JAMES if he was aloud to speak. No one cares what any of the “Queen & his Court” say. The only loyalty that have is which one is in the middle at bed time. Hey Wade shut up until you are spoken to, then you have to remove  The Queen first .

  • Anonymous

    all this negative attitude everyone listen all these guy’s are trying to do is win. and hand’s down it is only a 2 team race for the championship chicago and miami whoever wins the east.

  • Anonymous

    in professional sports you can’t be loyal, even if you sign a contract you can get out of it, these ain’t like the old days hand shake, there ain’t no guarantee it’s a bunch of crap’ thats why i ain’t a big fan of sport’s anymore , back in the 60′s growing up watching the knick’s met’s yankee’s etc was fun and they played the game like real men now they call the games like babies, it ain’t even worth watching or even paying to go see. what they need to do is lower salaries and start calling games the original way the strong will survive!

  • http://twitter.com/KatsoMehlo Katso Mehlo

    what’s Good Tyrone, the HEAT ARE CHAMPIONS, foh

  • ascend1234

    lmaoooo i think he means Lebron… if we’re REALLY going to talk about loyalty