Howard, 26, who the Orlando Magic took out of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy first overall in the 2004 draft, is a five-time member of the All-NBA First Team and three-time earner of the Defensive Player of the Year award.
The 6-foot-11, 265 pound Howard, a six-time All-Star, has been a devout Christian since adolescence.
Unfortunately, the churchgoer is an absolute prick who underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back this past spring.
More worrisome than Howard’s health or claimed piety, the dominant center is a disloyal and indecisive malcontent.
Nevertheless, the disgruntled giant is enamored with amassing interested suitors for his skills.
“I love Dwight Howard as a person and as a player, but he’s getting on my last damn nerve,” said Barkley, 49, am 11-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA First Team selection. “The last 24 hours it’s been all Dwight Howard, nonstop. It’s not fun; nobody wants to hear it. It’s not good for the game, not good for the fans. I’m really sick of it.”
Barkley, who averaged 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists as a professional from 1984-2000, earned the 1993 NBA Most Valuable Player with the Phoenix Suns and was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996.
“The Round Mound of Rebound,” an analyst on the Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT, won two gold medals on the hardwood in 1992 and 1996.
To a degree, it makes sense that Barkley would rave about Howard “as a player.”
The otherworldly force in the paint, with his size, athleticism and skills, is a spectacular rarity in today’s shrunken NBA.
Nevertheless, Dwight Howard is a detestable, and damaged, diva and a truly great ballplayer like Charles Barkley should never feel inclined to support a guy that’s “not good for the game, not good for the fans.”by