Lakers new center Dwight Howard is continuing his positive public relations movement with a sit down interview for ESPN The Magazine and Rich Bucher.
In it Howard opens up about the battles he had within himself to determine where he wanted to play basketball in the future.
It’s also clear Howard wants the love back from the fans and anyone else who may hate the big man.
“I don’t have any regrets, you know. I think everything happened the way that it was meant to happen.”
“I really just wish some of the lies and some of the things being said didn’t come out the way it did, you know. “But I have an opportunity to do something great here in L.A, and I can’t look back and think about everything that’s behind me.”
Howard acknowledged that he learn a lot from his experience over the past year and a half.
“That’s one of the lessons that I learned, you know. I can’t make everybody happy.”
“And it was a tug of war between my feelings and the fans and everybody else and their feelings and what happened to LeBron. And I saw him — everybody hated him for leaving Cleveland and what he did.”
“I never wanted anybody to hate me, you know. I wanted everybody to love me, you know, like me, for sticking around and doing what they wanted me to do. And making everybody else happy. And that was a valuable lesson for me, you know.
“I can’t make everybody happy.”
Only Howard can speak about what he’s truly learned through this experience.
Hopefully he understands that most if not all the venom he brought on himself.