Howard, who left the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency (this a season after somewhat forcing a trade to Hollywood) to sign with the Houston Rockets hasn’t exactly been overly enduring to the masses of NBA fans across the world.
Much like LeBron James, who took a vast amount of heat after the famed ‘Decision’, Howard seemingly toyed with fans and media in regards to his eventual destination.
There’s never been any doubt that Howard is a big fan of the spotlight centered right on him, however, in the past, that gleaming light has almost always been positive. Now? Not so much, as Howard told Yahoo Sports he feels like a villain:
“Last year, I felt like I was the villain,” Howard told Yahoo Sports. “Now, I feel like I’m an even bigger villain.”
Fans showed their displeasure with James’ antics over the Decision, so it’s not exactly shocking many were less than thrilled with Howard’s ‘antics’, even though they weren’t on the same scale.