If you’re going to make arguably a business phone call that will impact your current employer for the next 10 years, you may want to make sure it’s not at 1 am. As reported by CBSSports.com Bob Vander Weide Oralndo Magic President & Chief Executive Office made the 1 am phone call to Dwight Howard to discuss the business of him staying in Orlando. Now considering the relationship between the two, this may not have been a big issue, however, if the relationship is great, why would Vander Weide resign/retire after the news of this call broke?
After Vander Weide confirmed he made the call, he had this to say to BHSN:
“I was playing paddle with friends and had a couple of glasses of wine. Maybe Dwight thought it was inappropriate to talk business after a couple of glasses of wine… Maybe I should have waited until the morning.”
You think! I mean who doesn’t want to talk about business at 1 am, especially after a couple drinks. The sad thing is, this probably won’t be the root cause for Dwight staying or leaving, but the embarrassment has cost someone their very lucrative and exclusive job.
This should show us that all this fuss about sports is silly at times. We get so emotionally invested in something that is merely entertainment for us all. We neglect to realize that people around these situations have jobs at stake.