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Charles Oakley says Magic should have put Dwight Howard in “Time-Out” when he was crying

Published on August 29th, 2012 by Astramskas, David | 652 views

The Oakman was on ESPN radio and delivered some great soundbytes when sounding off on Dwight Howard

“A lot of guys cry in this league these days. I try not to get caught up in that. The management in Orlando let him get away with it. Most times, they put kids in timeout. They never put him in timeout. He just kept crying and got his way. “

“Now he’s in LA with Kobe so they got a chance to win a couple championships in the next two or three years.”

“They could have traded him and got something better for him last year. I think they just tried to play along. They just pleased him anyway they could but he never did anything to please them.”

It’s no news that immature Dwight took advantage of the Magic and the Magic put themselves in a position to be screwed when the rest of the world was telling them to get rid of him asap but it’s always great news when outspoken old schoolers like Charles Oakley rip on new school children.  Although I do think Oakley went a little overboard on Dwight back in 2010 when he said

“Dwight Howard is embarrassing Patrick (Ewing) if you ask me,”

“”He doesn’t have a ball player’s mind. And they tell me he is one of the best centers in the game. He wouldn’t have even made the league 10 years ago. He would be on the bench. They say he won’t listen. Dwight won’t listen. How can you not listen to Patrick Ewing?”

Source: cbssports.com

 

We posted an article about Oakley a week ago and a lot people had a lot of negative things to say about Oakley’s game not knowing how much of a beast he was early in his career when he was surrounded by other big men and scorers.   Check out some of these games from Oakley during his first couple seasons in the league.

Rookie season

  • 35pts 26rebs 7ast
  • 19pts 20rebs 6ast

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1986

  • 28pts 15rebs 6ast
  • 2pts 13rebs 15ast
  • 28pts 18rebs
  • 20pts 12rebs 11ast
  • 18pts 20rebs

First month of the 1987 season

  • 12pts 21rebs
  • 26pts 19rebs
  • 8pts 21rebs 7ast
  • 19pts 24rebs
  • 21pts 17rebs
  • 19pts 14rebs 8ast

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