It appears that Houston Rockets Dwight Howard is going to be follow in the footsteps of LeBron James in attempting to be the NBA’s next biggest villain.
Recently, D-12 spoke with Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski about moving away from lovable Dwight to evil Dwight:
“Last year, I felt like I was the villain,” Howard told Yahoo Sports. “Now, I feel like I’m an even bigger villain.”
Below is the section where Dwight speaks his feelings about LeBron being labeled a villain after departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers and how he sympathized with LBJ:
“He got hated for a lot of reasons,” Howard told Yahoo. “I was really, really happy when LeBron finally won. I was unhappy that it wasn’t me up there, but I was glad to see him get through that whole thing.
“I knew exactly how he felt. People putting you down, saying bad things about your character, who you are as a person. It doesn’t sit well with you. When you go out on the court, you want to show them, ‘Hey, this isn’t who I am.’
“Here’s a guy who’s a great basketball player. He did something that was for him, and he did it in front of the whole world. I realized then that our issues, our problems, our flaws are out there for the world to see. You can’t run from it. We have to learn from our mistakes and move forward.”
Dwight Howard image courtesy of Getty Images