Dwight Howard Will Work With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

9/1/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

August 10, 2012; El Segundo, CA, USA;   Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard holds his jersey during a press conference held to introduce the three-time defensive player of the year who they aquired in a four-team trade from the Orlando Magic. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIREKareem Abdul-Jabbar was not just one of the greatest Lakers, but one of the greatest players in the game of basketball. He's worked as a coach with both Shaq and Andrew Bynum, though he had a rocky relationship with both, and now he's going to work with Dwight Howard.

Howard revealed via Twitter that when he's well, he'll be working with Kareem.

It will be interesting to see how this goes. Kareem has a bit of an abrasive personality to people, but Howard seems like a naturally happy person, so it could offset Kareem. He is also willing and eager to learn, despite how man seasons he's had in the NBA, whereas, Bynum didn't feel Kareem had much to teach him after a certain point.

Howard is not quite seven feet, so having some of Kareem's tools in his arsenal could really behoove him, like the sky hook. No one has been able to master it, besides Kareem, but who knows what Howard is capable of learning.

While there's no telling how their personalities will mesh, it certainly can't hurt to have Kareem there giving Howard some championship-winning pointers.

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9/2/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

diversity626 wrote:
Howard worked with Ewing in Orlando with little improvement.. Poor dedication to improve and his faults remain. And by the way, Adidas are crummy sneakers.

Ewing is not Kareem by a long shot.  

9/1/12   |   diversity626

Howard worked with Ewing in Orlando with little improvement.. Poor dedication to improve and his faults remain. And by the way, Adidas are crummy sneakers.