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Mike D’Antoni On Dwight Howard Leaving Lakers: ‘It Didn’t Work Out’

With the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Houston Rockets for the first time this season on Friday, a lot of attention has been be surrounded around Dwight Howard and the fallout between he and the Lakers in the 2012-2013 season.

After Dwight publicly addressed the situation earlier this week, claiming that it’s time for everyone to move on, Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni echoed some of those same sentiments after Lakers practice today via Mark Medina of L.A. Daily News:

While D’Antoni does agree that it is time to move on, he still wasn’t shy about voicing his opinion of how the Lakers did everything they could to appease to Dwight. Kobe Bryant conceded to being a playmaker in order to help Dwight get more touches, and Pau Gasol accepted a lesser role (even coming off the bench at times) for the greater good of the team.

For D’Antoni, he also believed that he adjusted his system to cater to Dwight. All in all, Dwight still found a reason to leave despite his efforts, and oddly enough, D’Antoni thinks that a lot of the things that Houston is doing to integrate Dwight are some the same things the Lakers did via Medina:

This would ultimately suggest that the issues with Dwight were beyond the x’s and o’s, and that it was simply best that he and the Lakers part ways for the greater good of both sides.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Funny how Rockets are 4-1 and Lakers were 1-4 with Dwight Howard.Just goes to show you all he didn’t want to be a Laker and he didn’t try he was playing half ass the whole time IMO.Screw it Dwight Howard is no longer on the Lakers,he is now winning regular season games in Houston.Good riddance.I understand these articles are written to make convo.

    • banwagoners leave

      We’re 2-3 you bandwagoner.

  • Tina Moran

    it sucks to see the Rockets winning games with no Kobe, Gasol, Nash or MWP on their team. Either Howard’s back and shoulders have completely healed or he is an a**hole for selling us short last season. But it’s really hard to say with all the injuries…oh well at least there’s a chance we can develop Xavier, Wesley and Nick

  • Jim213

    Another Dwight article?!

  • LakersHeatBeef

    This whole Dwight Howard article is bananas lol hahahal.

  • fail

    Lakernation specializes in reposting articles

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