Steve Nash: Dwight Howard Never Wanted To Be A Laker

March 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) celebrates with point guard Steve Nash (10) after scoring a basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Nash has played for the Los Angeles Lakers for all of one season but that hasn’t stopped him from acting like he is a Laker great along the lines of Magic Johnson or Kobe Bryant.

Some how Nash felt he had the authority to promise that the Lakers would build Dwight Howard a statue outside of the Staples Center. And now he is saying that Dwight just didn’t want to be a Laker.

“Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn’t comfortable here and didn’t want to be here and I think if he didn’t want to be here, there’s no point for anyone in him being here,” Nash told “The Mason & Ireland Show” on ESPN LA 710 radio on Tuesday. “So, we wish him the best and move on.”

“Frankly, I thought before the meeting, we didn’t really have a chance and I’d like to think that after the meeting we had a chance,” Nash said.

Kobe Bryant apparently offered to teach Dwight how to be a champion but Dwight refuted those claims. Ultimately it came down to Dwight’s role in D’Antoni’s system.

“Dwight had some issues with the season,” Nash said. “I think it kind of basically goes with what he said to the media that he never quite felt embraced in L.A. He never quite felt supported. That’s basically it. I think in some ways you can read into that what you will, but I think he never quite felt comfortable at home and I don’t know if that’s anybody’s fault.”

Topics: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Steve Nash

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