Video: Jeff Van Gundy Eviscerates Dwight Howard During Broadcast

Video: Jeff Van Gundy Eviscerates Dwight Howard During Broadcast


With the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder on national television on Sunday afternoon, ABC broadcaster and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy took a few minutes to absolutely eviscerate Los Angeles center Dwight Howard for his attitude this season with the Lakers.

Van Gundy, who may be slightly biased due to the relationship with his brother Stan, who was fired after failing to cooperate with Howard in Orlando, did mention that he would be more than happy to coach Howard if given the opportunity, but he certainly didn’t hold anything back during the broadcast.

  • Jeanie

    Pau can complain if he wants too. He has taken a lot from this ungrateful franchise and he’s done it with class. He’s a great player and they don’t respect his efforts, as consistent as he’s been because he doesn’t jump up and down and act a fool like some might. He’s a Class act and great player. I can’t say enough about this guy! Think about it!!!

    • hookedonnews

      A class act doesn’t react like he did when D’Antoni asked him to come off the bench. He said he’s always been a “star starter” and didn’t want to go to the bench. You don’t hear Steve Nash whining because he’s sharing ball-handling duties with Kobe and having to become a spot-up shooter, something he’s never done in his career either. Gasol is a great player, but he needs to learn to put the team first. That’s what really great players do.

    • Pamela

      I am on the fence with the whole Dwight issues. Together he & Kobe can dominate the game the way Shaq did. If Dwight can buckle down & get this ring, Kobe will retire & this Lakers franchise will be built around him. He is one of the best Centers playing the game right now. I love Shaq, but he blew the chances of the Lakers getting several rings. Hope Dwight doesn’t follow suit

  • TeddyOrwell

    Van Gundy is just talking straight basketball logic. And it makes sense. Especially where he says that until he can get his turnovers down and his free throw % up, he’s not going to be the go-to-guy on a championship club. Dwight has a lot of growing up to do still mentally, and he’s not ready to be “The Man”. Kobe had the same problem at one point. It doesn’t help that he’s got the back injury, but it only hampers him a little. He’ll get there, I think….but he’s gotta stop expecting everyone to cater to him or people will continue to think he’s a diva. Just grind and shut up, Dwight….do what your team needs from you. Your natural abilities will carry you through.

  • Brittany Rogy

    Van Gundy is a Laker hater …all he does is talk shit during the games and annoys the hell out of me. I’ve learned to tune him out …it’s all you can do.