Yesterday on TNLP, we featured a post where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was critical of Rockets center Dwight Howard’s basketball intelligence.
Well, as you might figure, Dwight responded to Kareem’s comments and stated for the fact that he wasn’t stupid:
“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.
“Have I done some dumb stuff on the floor? Yes, every player has. Have I done some stupid things in life? Yes, it’s life. We make mistakes and learn from them. It is what it is. I think I am very intelligent when it comes to the game of basketball. I have been playing since I was 3 years old. Each year, I get a little smarter.
Howard image courtesy of Getty Images