Charles Oakley is saying what a lot of people have thought, Orlando Magic catered too much to Dwight Howard and allowed him to make a mockery of their organization. I don’t believe I have ever seen a player sit back and laugh as their team lost. Regardless of how badly you want to leave a team, you give everything you have to your current team because losing should never make you happy. In any situation.
Charles Oakley boldly stated, since Dwight Howard wanted to act like a child, the Magic should have treated him like one and put his butt in Timeout.
“A lot of guys cry in this league these days. I try not to get caught up in that. The management in Orlando let him get away with it. Most times, they put kids in timeout. They never put him in timeout. He just kept crying and got his way, ” Oakley said on ESPN Radio “Now he’s in LA with Kobe (Bryant) so they got a chance to win a couple championships in the next two or three years.
“They could have traded him and got something better for him last year. I think they just tried to play along. They just pleased him anyway they could but he never did anything to please them.”
The Magic got sloppy seconds when they traded Howard. Instead of doing what was right for the organization they appeased a child. Now Howard is in an arena with Kobe, Kobe isn’t going to handle all that childish stuff, Howard better grow up quick.