Atlanta Hawks Players Reportedly Cheered When Dwight Howard Was Traded
Dwight Howard is scheduled to play for his fifth team this season when he suits up for the Charlotte Hornets. It’ll be his third team in three seasons, and he’s had issues at every single stop since entering the league straight out of High School.
Last offseason, Howard left the Houston Rockets in free agency to sign with his hometown Atlanta Hawks, and the tears flowed as he talked to a room full excited fans and family. The good times didn’t last long, however, as the Hawks finished the season fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 43-39 record, and got knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by the Washington Wizards.
During the offseason, the Hawks organization was done with the experiment and shipped Howard off to the Charlotte Hornets.
According to reports, his former Hawks teammates screamed “with jubilation into their phones” when they learned Dwight Howard was gone.
“You ask why, and one account was that Dwight would give these speeches before the game about how everyone is playing hard, we want unity, we’re going to… and then go out and play like a blah game where he demands post touches and doesn’t rotate as hard as he could,” ESPN’s Zach Lowe said on “The Lowe Post” podcast.
“Everyone is like, ‘Why are you speaking in the locker room?’ But that’s all anecdotal. It’s just crazy how these stories come out after every stop in his career.”
Something tells us they won’t miss him.