Dwight Howard Says His Back Isn’t Healthy, Can’t Feel His Feet & Still Not in Shape

Excuse or reality?

You make the call after reading these quotes from Dwight.

“I’m still in that process,” Howard said in an extensive interview with USA TODAY Sports at the team’s practice facility. “People don’t understand that. They just come out and see me make a couple dunks and blocks and say, ‘Oh, he’s back.’ But it does take a while for all this stuff to heal. This is not something easy, so I understand that. It will come.”

“Tingling in my legs all the way down to my feet,” Howard said as he described his current state. “There’s times when sometimes I really can’t even feel my feet. (The doctors) said that’s going to happen. It takes at least nine months for you to get strength back in your legs and all that stuff. So I’m still in that process.”

“I’m (still) getting super tired,” said Howard, who had just 11 points, six rebounds, two blocks, and one steal against the Warriors before fouling out with eight seconds left in overtime. “At the beginning of the season, I was getting tired in the first quarter, after a couple of possessions. Sometimes I’m a little winded come second half, where it takes me a little longer to get going. I understand it’s a process. By the end of the year, I should be in great shape. I’ve never taken six months off of anything.

Dwight also hinted that he will be the one taking the Lakers to greater glory once Kobe retires (who knows when that will be).

Lakers have won 4 in a row.