12 Feb 14
Dennis Scott Rumors
Scott, now an analyst for NBA TV, was asked whether he has any regrets or feels haunted by Orlando’s failure to become the next NBA power. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘haunt,’ ” he said. “It bothers me some when you get into those conversations of being a champion. That’s when it kind of bothers you some because when you talk about winning games, going deep in the playoffs, going to the Finals, having NBA records, I have all those. I’ve experienced all those. The only thing I didn’t have a chance to experience was finally putting the ring on your finger, and then you remember that series [with Houston] and what you went through and Shaq and I talk about it — how we gave [Hakeem] Olajuwon too much respect. “Those things cross your mind, but it doesn’t haunt me. It doesn’t bother me.”
The Magic, meanwhile, have received no firm commitment from Howard that he will stay for the long term, and team officials need to ask themselves whether Howard is merely stringing them along. “Right now, he’s pretty much holding the Magic hostage,” said former Magic star and current NBA TV and TNT analyst Dennis Scott.