Tiger Fight, September 29th. Today, Lakers center Dwight Howard accepted an exclusive interview with The Athletic reporter Shams Charania and answered many in-depth questions.
Shams asked: "I know how important the word'redemption' is to you. What does this year mean for you who redeem yourself in this sport?"
Howard said: "This is one of the craziest years I have experienced in my life. This year has good, bad, ugly, torture. In this year, you can experience what you can have. Various emotions. The good news is that in everything that happened this year, I never thought about giving up or quitting. We are almost at the finish line. It is wonderful to experience this journey, and life is a crazy journey. After all this, For me, it is better to be strong and loyal to myself than to complain and succumb to failure."
Shams: "When you agree to join the Lakers, a common question is; will Howard buy it? Will he accept his role? You have proved that this concern is unnecessary on the road to the Finals. . After expressing your stance for so long, finally proved what you mean to you?"
Howard: "Although there were a lot of opposing voices at the time, many questioning voices were like,'Why is he saying this again? He always said this set of things, and every year he said there would be changes.' This is part of life, every year You have to change yourself, and you should grow up every year. If you stay the same, what is the meaning of you going through this journey. This ignited a fire in my heart to do everything the team asked me to do It’s all focused. No matter what kind of player they want me to be-to be in that role. Just be yourself and show your best side to the best of my ability, without worrying about what people will say and how they feel about me. It’s like, “He’s not at his peak anymore, he doesn’t play like he used to...” etc. Winning is the only purpose, the only thing is to keep my inner peace and happiness."