Pretty much everyone has known a person who, no matter what they try to do or say, it comes out wrong and they can’t seem to get out of their own way. Dwight Howard is one of those people.
Dude just can’t win, even when he’s winning.
Howard, who made $2.4 million with the Lakers and won the first NBA championship of his career this year, is getting roasted for saying he “won’t play for free anymore.”
“I would love to come back and play for the Lakers again,” said the 34-year-old free agent. “Hopefully, this year, they give me a contract; that’s the biggest thing. I don’t want to play for free anymore. This year, it was like, ‘Okay, I’ll do whatever.’ But I think I’ve earned… a contract.”
Dwight Howard on FA: "I would love to come back and play for the Lakers again. Hopefully, this year, they give me a contract; that's the biggest thing. I don't want to play for free anymore. This year, it was like, 'OK, I'll do whatever.' But I think I've earned… a contract." pic.twitter.com/DuzNqg6EQi
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 18, 2020
To recap, Howard made $2.4 million for playing 18.9 minutes a game and averaging 7.5 points and 7.3 rebounds, all career lows, and thinks he is being underpaid.
Keep in mind, Howard also got paid $3.039 million last year by the Memphis Grizzlies and he didn’t play a second for them the entire season.
Hmmm… I wonder how that stance sitting with NBA fans. Oh, here we go!
He didn't play for free last season. He was one foot out of the league, no one wanted to touch him; that's why he was available when Boogie went down. And it was by his own hand.— Glenn D Brown (@BrowntownMedia) November 18, 2020
Non-guaranteed lol. The guy was still paid. He didn’t play for free.— Moe S H (@MoeSHamad) November 18, 2020
Didn't he get paid 2.56 million for last season? I'd love to work " for free" like that.— Nicholas (@NicholasDHeath) November 18, 2020
He was going to be on his couch last year watching for free. Stop it. Vet Min. Or let him go.— Vegan Henny (@_devds) November 18, 2020
Play for free? There are literally billions of people throughout the world who would work for his “free” salary.🙃— Jerry (@denlaker) November 18, 2020
I wish my company had me work for the "free" he is describing— JP AKA R3demption (@N2L_R3demption) November 18, 2020
Lol. C’mon man. LA fever got this guy. Chill— Daniel (@danofage) November 18, 2020