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Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
Position: C
Born: 12/08/85
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $2,641,691
Howard said the same thing when he spoke to Spectrum SportsNet after returning a few weeks earlier. “I want another one, I want my parade,” Howard said. “There’s nothing better than having that feeling of bringing everyone together and winning… I was very hurt (there wasn’t a parade). I just had dreams of having a parade and standing in front of the crowd and saying. ‘Thank you, L.A.!’ I had dreams and visions of that so I was extremely hurt but this year I see it and I know it’s going to happen.”
Rondo and Howard want to win another championship this season but they also want what they missed. They want to win in front of the fans in Los Angeles and have a parade to celebrate winning two championships in three years. “I feel like we left some rings on the table,” Howard said. “We left some opportunities on the table and I think we have the opportunity now to really bring this city together and win another championship.”
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On a basic level, those points make his acquisition by the Lakers a controversial one. A forceful, if also bullish, player is not the archetype of one that is a perfect fit alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. However, Westbrook has had success in the past playing alongside fellow stars, a fact that new teammate Dwight Howard pointed out while also pointing out his feelings toward how Westbrook is viewed by outsiders. “I think it will work great,” Howard said of the Lakers new big three in his introductory press conference. “He’s played with superstars before. He’s played with KD and James (Harden), he’s played with Bradley Beal, he’s played with so many superstars, so I don’t think that will be a problem for him. I think he has been underappreciated. I think all of us, really, have been underappreciated.
“But I know that we appreciate each other. We all appreciate what we each bring to the table for this team,” Howard continued in his typically energetic self. “So I think having a guy like Russ is going to get you 15, 16, 20 points a night. He’s going to get you 12 rebounds, he’s going to get you 10 assists, and he’s going to play 110% every single night. How can you not appreciate that? So I’m gonna tell you: ‘I appreciate you, Russ!’ And we ain’t even played a game on the same team yet. But I appreciate what you do, and I think everyone in L.A. is going to appreciate it when you’re holding up that trophy at the end of the season. Why not? There we go! Let’s get it y’all!”