Little Weird That Chandler Parsons Is Recruiting Dwight Howard While His Season Is Still Going On, No?
Ooooooooh, I'm telling!!! Two can play this game Chandler. You want to incessantly cry for months at a time like a toddler whose parents don't realize he is sick when the Clippers use an obnoxiously long moratorium period to convince their starting center to spurn a handshake deal he had with the Dallas Mavericks? Well then I can alert the presses when you engage in the most obvious act of tampering that professional sports has ever seen. Consider yourself lucky that literally no one cares where Dwight Howard ends up next year, or you might have an NBA investigation on your hands. Trust me, if Chandler Parsons and the Dallas Mavericks want that ticking 7 foot time bomb in their locker room then they can be my - and the rest of professional basketball's - guest. In fact, I have it on good authority that if the Rockets weren't contractually obligated to play him tonight then they would have already called for an Uber to Dallas on their dime. There's not a single executive from Toronto to Los Angeles that is upset with a current player's enthusiasm to pursue Dwight Howard in a MORE timely manner, even if that manner isn't exactly law abiding. I just find it a little hypocritical for a guy to whine about fairness one summer and then pander to a soon-to-be free agent while he's still technically (VERY technically) playing in the postseason the next. If I had a word of advice for him it would be to wait until after tomorrow night before slobbering all over Dwight's knob. Not only because I am pretty sure it's illegal to do so right now, but also because they are the only team that seems to be lining up to give him a "happy" ending.
One last question on this matter. Was Dirk advised of this decision to yearn after Dwight Howard? I feel like that's a pretty volatile piece to add to a team led by someone that's just trying to happily play out the final years of his Hall Of Fame career. I don't know Dirk personally, but I would imagine he doesn't want to spend his last couple of seasons as a babysitter to - literally and figuratively - the biggest, most high maintenance child in the entire league. Especially since that child hasn't proven that basketball means enough to him to give consistent effort on a game-by-game basis.