Dwight Howard has become one of the most hated athletes in sports over the last few years and some news surfacing about his past comments will likely add more fuel to the fire. The Houston Rockets center was once a loved member of the Orlando Magic until he was approaching free agency.
Ex-Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide revealed a conversation with Howard when talking about his desire to leave the team.
“When he told me he was an icon, guess what three names he used (to compare himself to)? Michael Jordan. Muhammad Ali. Nelson Mandela.
Are you kidding me?’ 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.”
The comparisons to Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali are bad enough but at least they were athletes so his arrogance can be somewhat understood there but Nelson Mandela? Howard compared himself to a revolutionary philanthropist. Feel no guilt when booing this man.