Originally Posted by upside24
Why should Howard be #1 when he isn't playing like a #1 option?
Kobe should sandbag just so Howard gets more shine and touches to boost his confidence?
When Howard stops fumbling passes, getting stripped, and starts making more free throws maybe, but right now he is behind Kobe.
he isnt playing like a #1 because hes a #2
he's not giving full effort because he feels all he can do on LA right now is build kobes resume
howard wants to be #1, get all the credit, be the leader.
he plays like he doesnt give full effort because hes NOT giving full effort
for him to play with energy he has to feel important. and kobe probably makes him feel like a role player.
kobe only gives respect to those who are on his level. and i bet kobe doesnt feel howard diserves to even be in the same room as him sometimes. that rubs off and can kill a mentally fragile person like howard
for a guy like dwight to be successful he has to be encouraged. hes got shaqs disease. if you dont feed the dog, he wont guard the house.
he doesnt care if they lose because it falls on kobe and the more things go wrong. the more chance things will change in dwights favor
he knows this. and sorry to say it. i actually think howard wants the lakers to fail
he seems almost justified and happy when they lose. like he has no real anger for each loss. walks off the floor with the look on his face like "i told you so"
you might ask yourself. why give him what he wants or why reward a guy like that. well its our franchise player. and if we cant make him happy then in 2-3 years the lakers best player will be darius morris and everyone else will either be retired on be on a different team