The Los Angeles Lakers got Dwight Howard through a big deal seven years ago. He was the big star on the roster. It wasn’t a bold move, and Howard had hard time in Los Angeles. Now the veteran decided to give Anthony Davis a piece of advice.
“I would tell him to just enjoy the moment and enjoy
this season,” Howard said in an interview with Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times.
The 2012-13 Lakers were packed with talent. Howard played with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. However, the talent wasn’t enough for the team to succeed and meet the high expectations surrounding them. Howard didn’t want to discuss the problems, and focused on the positive side of his time in Los Angeles.
“When I was here, unfortunately things happened where we didn’t win, guys got hurt, but I enjoyed the city, I enjoyed the people and I had some really great relationships with people that came from being out here.
“So there were some positives. We just didn’t win that season, and that’s what happens when you play basketball. Things may look good, but injuries and other issues may happen and things might not work out, but I still had a good time in L.A.”
Howard played only one year with the Lakers and signed with the Houston Rockets next offseason.
The Lakers may go through a similar scenario if things fall apart in the upcoming season.
Howard is now part of the Memphis Grizzlies, but he would go do LA anytime. The Clippers are also an option.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do love L.A. Staples Center is going to be rocking this season. When I played there it was rocking every night. The atmosphere is crazy, not just for the Lakers but the Clippers too. I just think all the hard work they’ve put in is paying off now. They’ve always been viewed as the Lakers’ little brother, but they decided to stand out and be different and you have to thank guys like Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul for laying the foundation for this team, and then what Doc [Rivers] has done has been great. This is just all that hard work paying off.”