So is Dwight threatening to fight Kareem because he said that Howard has a low basketball IQ?
Dwight’s reasoning for not being dumb, didn’t make a lot of sense, but he wants Kareem to know that they can talk it out face to face.
“You can’t win three Defensive Player of the Year trophies and be stupid. That can’t be done,” he said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “And I don’t think any coach that has ever coached me has said I have a low IQ for basketball.
“When I joined the Lakers I was the greatest center. When I left, I was the worst,” Howard said, according to the Chronicle. “Mentally, I wasn’t capable of playing center. I understand a lot of things are said out of emotion. I will say if he has anything to say, I am here in Houston. We can talk man to man. That’s how I feel.”
No one ever said Dwight was the greatest center, they said he was the best center around today because he doesn’t have any competition. I would hope that anything Kareem would say on TV, he would say to Howard’s face, I do agree with him on that.
As far as basketball IQ, there are a lot of talented, but not smart basketball players in the NBA. Dwight’s game hasn’t progressed much, he might be regressing, so Kareem has valid point.