The talented though childish big man, who left the Los Angeles Lakers this past offseason to sign with the Houston Rockets told USA Today’s Sam Amick that a scene from a Batman film helped him in regards to his decision making, pertaining to his choice to part ways with the Lakers:
“Batman and Alfred were having a discussion (in the 2012 Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises), and Batman didn’t like what was going on and he felt like the best thing he could do was just hide.
“Alfred told him, ‘You have to endure it. You have to take it. People will hate you for it, but that’s the point of being a legend. You can be that outcast. You can make the choice that no one else can make, and that’s the right choice.’ “
I don’t even.
Howard also mentioned that he wants to be ‘a legend’ and that he ‘wants to be on top’. Of course, as one of the the premier franchises in all of professional sports, one would think the Lakers would fit that mold but apparently not for Howard who apparently wasn’t happy playing the role of Robin.