In a story this morning by Chris Tomasson on Fox Sports Florida in which Tomasson outlines the similarities between Shaq leaving Orlando and Dwight potentially leaving, Tomasson has some very surprising (or maybe not) quotes from former Magic players Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson. You can read the full story and all the quotes from the link above, but here are some of the quotes that make me stop and shake my head:
“I would like Dwight to speak up more,” Anderson said. “Leaders should speak up and take the good along with the bad. They say, ‘Be a man about it.’ Speak up. If there is something that needs to change (on the Magic) or some kind of players you’re interested in (having Orlando obtain), speak up.
“Superstars, they’re accountable for the good and the bad. Some people can handle that when everything is great but when rough times come about, they go and hide… Speak up. What are you scared of?”
First of all, I will give a pass to Dennis Scott. He is now a member of the media and has every right to be critical of Dwight or Shaq or whoever. 3D never had the best judgment anyways. Nick Anderson is another story. As a “Magic Ambassador” he has a certain obligation to 1) promote the team with unapologetic positivity and 2) repeat number one. Where does being critical of Dwight Howard fit into either of those two categories?
To read the remainder of this story, click HERE.