Magic’s Jameer Nelson Says Dwight Howard Needs to Start Acting Like a Man
Jameer isn’t saying anything that we already don’t know about Dwight Howard. He acts like a child, a lot of the time, even though he is in a grown man’s body. That is why he says curious things to the media, because kids say the darndest things.
Nelson was offended that Dwight said he played on a team of “Nobodies” when he was in Orlando. While the team wasn’t made up of Hall of Famers, they had a lot of quality NBA players and to make it seem like he carried a bunch of Smush Parkers to the NBA Finals, simply wasn’t the case.
Here is was Jameer’s response to those comments and why he believes Howard needs to grow up.
“At some point, when are you [Dwight] gonna as a man, when are you going to take ownership and stay out of the media in a professional manner?” Nelson told the Sentinel after Wednesday’s shooatround in Miami.
“I would be less of a man to comment on certain things that people comment on about me and my teammates. We had a great run as a group, as core guys, and he was a part of it (reaching the 2009 Finals) and for him to say things about anybody in a negative manner, that’s up to him.”
I don’t think Dwight knows what he feels half the time. I think he says what he believes people want to hear and it normally comes out terribly.
The Lakers visit Orlando next Tuesday, I will be curious to see what type of reception Howard gets.