This must surely be a first for Dwight Howard. The Lakers center says he doesn’t care what Deron Williams thinks of him after on-going efforts to have him join the Nets proved fruitless. Howard had stated his desire to join Williams in Brooklyn during his prolonged trade-drama, but that move was essentially killed when Howard opted in to the final year of his deal with Orlando.
Williams recently said he hasn’t spoken to Howard, prompting D12 to say he is indifferent to D.Will’s feelings about the situation.
“It’s my life so if he’s upset because I made a decision for me, so be it,” Howard said. “If he doesn’t want to be friends because I’m on another team, then so be it. There’s no need to smooth things over.
“I’m here now in L.A. there’s no need to talk about what could have happened. I’m happy with being here in L.A. The fans have always been great here. Now that I’m on the team the fans, from Day 1, they’ve just been unbelievable to me and to this team. It really doesn’t matter at this point (why I demanded a trade to Brooklyn). There’s no need to talk about the past. I’m happy being a Laker. This is the best situation for me and what I need to move forward.”