Kareem not happy with Howard leaving Lakers
JUL 09, 2013 2:09p ET
Among the franchise's legends disappointed with Howard's decision was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the Hall of Famer still has faith the team will get back on track.
Howard is an example of the fact that potential-has-a-shelf-life. Laker fans, be patient, allow Mitch & Co. to work the free agent market.— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 9, 2013
Howard announced on Twitter he was leaving for the Rockets on Friday after spending one disatrious season with the Lakers.
In addition to Kareem weighing in on the situation, Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Phil Jackson, and several others were not pleased with Howard ditching the team they had all won championships for.
I wish d12 the best honestly. I just find it hard to follow players that wanna kick my teams ass #thatsjustme— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 9, 2013
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didn’t show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of an Astro, so be it.— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 7, 2013
It should be interesting when Howard makes his first return trip to LA this season.
Metta World Peace is already planning for it in the playoffs.
Lakers vs Houston conference finals. Pre order your popcorn!!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 7, 2013