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Lessons Dwight Howard Must Learn from Lakers Tenure to Succeed with Rockets
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Kevin McHale (left) and Dwight Howard (right)

Dwight Howard’s stint with the Los Angeles Lakers resulted in a few mistakes that he must learn from if he wishes to enjoy a successful career with the Houston Rockets.

Upon joining the Lakers in the 2012 offseason, Howard made it clear that his goal was to bring a title to Los Angeles. He has since made the same proclamation as a member of the Rockets. However, some have openly questioned his commitment on that front and his detractors have used his blunders as evidence to validate that.

Thus, it is important that Howard does not reproduce some of the mistakes he made with the Purple and Gold to ensure he is not everyone’s favorite target. Otherwise, the consequences could be unnecessary added pressure, which could affect the mood of a player that thrives on performing with a smile.

We will look at Howard’s miscues (some of which were a matter of perception as opposed to fact) with the Lakers in no specific order and then extract the lesson from them.

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