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D'Antoni asked for no more "B.S. on the outside." Well, Dwight's dad just criticized D'Antoni and Kobe to ...
Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dwight's hometown paper.
Here are the quotes from Dwight Howard Sr.:
* "The problem is the coach. (D’Antoni) needs to step in and say, ‘You guys have got to be quiet. We’re trying to secure something here. Dwight is probably looking at the coach, thinking, ‘What are you going to do?’ I promise, if that had been Stan Van Gundy, that wouldn’t have happened. (Howard) wouldn’t have been admonished publicly. I think the coach has a lot to do with who controls Kobe’s mouth right now."
* "I told him before he said it publicly, ‘It’s your career. No person can say what you need to do or not do. You can’t worry about what Kobe or anybody else says,’” the elder Howard said. “Nobody can say what Kobe said -- that’s stepping into another man’s shoes. I understand what Kobe was trying to do, but he went about it the wrong way. He’s trying to win a championship. But Dwight has to tell Kobe, ‘I appreciate your opinion, but that doesn’t matter. We’re two men on this team. We need to be reasonable about this."
* "When he spoke up, he asked me what I thought, and I told him I applaud him for standing up for himself. But I still think he needs to have a sit down with the coach and Kobe."
* "L.A. has been like humble pie for him. When you go from being the man in one city (Orlando) to second or third tier, it takes a toll on you mentally."
Dwight Sr. told Schultz he still thinks his son will re-sign with the Lakers this offseason.
Check out the full piece here: http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jeff-schultz/2013/feb/08/dwight-howards-father-comes-his-defense-would-he-s/