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Dwight rated himself amongst the GOAT

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by aussie rocket, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. aussie rocket

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    http://www.foxsports.com.au/what-th...la-ex-magic-boss/story-fnn4peyo-1227575321716

    WHILE he was a member of the Orlando Magic front office, former team CEO Bob Vander Weide helped guide the Magic to great success. He was with the team when Shaquille O’Neal was in town, and he was there as Dwight Howard & Co. went back to the NBA Finals.

    His tenure came to an end in 2011 amid interpersonal connections that went awry -- he was married to Cheri DeVos, whose father is Magic owner Rich DeVos -- and Howard was gone shortly thereafter. The Magic, in turn, began a rebuild that continues into this season.

    And in an interview with George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel, Vander Weide shared a rather fascinating tidbit about Howard.

    The current Houston Rockets centre viewed himself as an icon, according to Vander Weide, on par with some of the biggest names in history: Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Jordan:

    “When he told me he was an icon, guess what three names he used [to compare himself to]?” Vander Weide said. “Michael Jordan. Muhammad Ali. Nelson Mandela.”

    Let’s pause for a sec while we all do a facepalm.

    “Are you kidding me?” Vander Weide said. “We’ve been to the Finals once and you’re a great athlete, and you’re an icon like these three? I knew it was over. I knew there was no chance of keeping him.”
     
  2. RESINator

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    :grin:
     
  3. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    That guy seems so classy. Got the job because he married someone and then trashes people he worked with in the press.
     
  4. Mr. Space City

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/JamesJJ_">@JamesJJ_</a> never said that its total bs jus to let u know.</p>&mdash; Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) <a href="https://twitter.com/DwightHoward/status/656111296543199232">October 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/SterlingB126">@SterlingB126</a> lol it's not the city Orlando and the city is great. But if y'all knew what really went down.</p>&mdash; Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) <a href="https://twitter.com/DwightHoward/status/656158298312314880">October 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    i'll believe dwight over some bitter suits that are still sour that he left the team and they've been **** ever since.

    sounds like another smear campaign against dwight. :rolleyes:
     
  5. RocketsFido

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    Vander Weide is an idiot and a part of the problem. Now all he does is b**** about private matters in the past, just goes to show how unprofessional he is.
     
  6. dream2franchise

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    A successful, young millionaire athlete surrounded by yes-men with a franchise at his beck and call has delusions of self worth? :eek:

    I'd guess Dwight aspired to be like those names he mentioned, which is an insane amount of pressure to put on himself but yeah...this recollection is now gospel and people can get their fill of trashing Dwight like they all love to do.
     
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    Even though Dwight denies he said it, he will still get teased because this guy said it happened.
     
  8. Jayzers_100

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    Even if he actually said it, doesn't seem like a big deal to me. He's a great athlete and person with a strong personality. He's an iconic figure in his own right, and it's nice to see someone with a sense of self-value (even if slightly exaggerated)
     
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    it's funny but that's all. Wouldn't surprise me if he said it- there are many young famous and rich people with delusions. The person who spoke in the press is clearly with an agenda tho.
     
  11. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Dwight can't win with these media whores who have it for him

    better to keep shut and then shut out all those idiots by ringing
     
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    ORL ownership peddles the world's most foolish pyramid scheme in Amway.....but Fox doesn't report on that
     
  13. joeson332

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    I think most NBA players will privately admit they compare themselves to the goat, dumb story to begin with. Only reason why people run it because it is Dwight Howard.
     

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