Steve Nash promised to build Dwight Howard a statue outside of the Staples Center if he re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. How, I don’t know, he probably lacks the authority to do so. And now that Dwight Howard has chosen the Rockets, Steve Nash seems bitter.
On “The Mason & Ireland Show” on ESPN LA 710 radio on Tuesday, Nash said it seemed like Howard never wanted to be a Laker.
“He didn’t seem like he really wanted to do a pick-and-roll offense, maybe because he had run one in Orlando for so long and he wanted to get in the post more,” Nash said.
But that makes Dwight Howard’s choice of Houston odd to Nash. According to Nash, the Rockets also play a lot of pick and roll and their offense doesn’t differ much from LA’s.
“We’ll see,” Nash said. “Houston runs a pick-and-roll offense and they are littered with shooting and can maybe space the floor more for him so he can have more opportunities inside with space.”
One of the big focal points of Howard’s exodus was Mike D’Antoni’s system. Nash defended his coach.
“I think he’s a bright coach and I think he’s got a good touch with the team and I think depending on how this roster rounds out, I don’t mind Mike D’Antoni in an underdog situation when everybody’s kind of written him off,” Nash said.