Dennis Schroder claims that Dwight Howard only shows up to play "4 games each year."
Dare I say there's a little salt in Dennis Schroder's post game commentary. Yes Schroder's team took a beating, like they have on countless occasions this season. What made matters more personal, was the issuance of the beatdown, courtesy their ex teammate Dwight Howard. On the night, Dwight erupted for 33 points and 12 rebounds, good for a double double. The oft-injured big man, who is experiencing a bounce back year, has had a reputation of quitting on his teammates.
Schroder was in no mood to be civil when asked about his former teammate's performance. In a brief interview after the matchup, Dennis made the following remarks about Dwight's compete level:
"He plays always great against his former team. Credit to him too, but that's like four games each year, you know? Houston, LA, us. I think he's always giving his best there but the others games he.."
Dwight was famously chastised by Kobe Bryant during his one year stint with the Lakers. The 2013 was a bit of wash for the Lakers, with Steve Nash losing his season to a fractured fibula. Dreams of a Nash and Howard pick and roll offence were dashed and both the Lakers and Howard have since toiled in mediocrity.
What's your take on the big man?