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Brendan Haywood: Former Hornets teammates ‘sick and tired’ of Dwight Howard’s act

Jeremy Lamb, Kemba Walker, Dwiaght Howard, Dwayne Bacon

Charlotte Hornets guards Jeremy Lamb (3) and Kemba Walker (15) celebrate with center Dwight Howard, third from left, and forward Dwayne Bacon (7) in the waning seconds of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in New York. The Hornets came back from a double-digit deficit to defeat the Nets 111-105. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


It has become an annual tradition – Dwight Howard getting traded then his former teammates celebrating his exit.

It happened with the Hawks last year. Now, it’s happening with the Hornets, who sent Howard to the Nets.

Brendan Haywood, via Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:

Now retired, Haywood played with current Hornets Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist his final season. He also knows many other players throughout the league.

Howard went to Charlotte and declared himself team leader – despite the presence of Walker, the franchise player. Howard’s immaturity and ego have rubbed teammates and coaches the wrong way for years.

But at least this is progress. Howard’s time with the Magic, Lakers and Rockets devolved into interpersonal strife well before he left those teams.