As the NBA Playoffs really heat up, and Steph Curry continually reminds us why he’s the best player in the world, it’s impossible to miss the “he said-he said” that is being stirred on the periphery. And at the center of it all–pun intended–one of the few remaining centers in the league, Dwight Howard. The marriage in Houston was yet another that fizzled instead of flamed, and Team Dwight is likely looking for another home in the off-season. The thing…? Nobody seems to want his services. And here are more than a few reasons why.
9. He Desperately Needed a College Career
A disclaimer: this is hardly a knock on Dwight Howard’s obvious, and awesome talent, rather his struggle to achieve performance over, or to his potential. And it all began right out of high school, when he opted out of the college experience to jump straight into the NBA to make some coin. Why wouldn’t he? He was a freak of nature, and seemed like a once in a lifetime player, very similar to Shaquille O’Neal coming out of high school. The difference? Shaq played three years of college ball at LSU, in an effort to increase his skill set, refine his game and develop as a human being. There is something to getting a lot of the childish behavior out in the university setting, as opposed to at the professional level. To a certain extent, Dwight has offered the latter on a consistent basis.http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/9418365/notes-younger-self Via ESPN.com