Oct 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) drives against Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard says Batman helped him leave Los Angeles Lakers for Houston Rockets


At this point, I’ve pretty much come the conclusion that Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard is simply trolling us all.

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.

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  • Jake Tanner

    That quote is from The Dark Knight, not TDKR, clown

  • hookedonnews

    If I never hear the name Dwight Howard again it will be too soon.