Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Juwan Howard might “shed a tear” for LeBron if Heat win

Heat players Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Mario Chalmers and Mike Miller joke around during a team practice at the NBA basketball finals in Miami

Miami Heat players Dwyane Wade (C), LeBron James (back L), Mario Chalmers (L) and Mike Miller (back R) joke around during a team practice at the NBA basketball finals in Miami June 20, 2012. The Heat lead the Oklahoma City Thunder three games to one in the NBA finals with Game 5 set for June 21 in Miami. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

REUTERS

LeBron James has always been a popular teammate. The guys in the locker room in Cleveland and Miami genuinely like him, see him as one of the guys and not aloof like some superstars.

That includes the Heat’s senior statesmen Juwan Howard.

He spoke with the Palm Beach Post about it after shootaround Wednesday before Game 5.

“Whenever that day happens, I will be so happy for him personally, because he truly deserves it,” Howard said. “He works extremely hard, he’s a team guy, he gets a lot of unfair criticism. And until you have walked in his shoes, you don’t know what it feels like to deal with all that. And my heart goes out to him, for how he handles it. And I respect him so much for how he handles it. A player of his caliber could be a total a——, but he’s the total opposite.”

“I might shed a tear, for him, if that ever happens.”

We’ll see if the Thunder can delay Howard’s tears on Thursday night.