Harrison faigen asked howard about that response on social media and why howard felt the need to come to caldwell-pope’s defense. howard’s full answer is pretty incredible.
“because we’re a family. we talk about lakers nation, we talk about winning a championship, and we need everybody on the same page. kcp is my teammate. he’s my brother. and he’s a part of this family. we don’t talk bad about nobody that’s on our team,” howard said.
“we’re gonna need kcp to win this championship, and i don’t think it’s right for anybody to wish any type of harm or any type of danger on my teammate. of course there’s going to be nights where guys miss shots, miss layups but we need to set a standard,” howard continued. “if we want to win a championship, everybody has got to have that same championship mentality. we’ve got to be on the same page. if we’re on the same page as an organization and as a fanbase and as a team, there’s nothing that we can’t accomplish.
“i don’t really like anybody talking about my brother like that. we shouldn’t do that. the fans should not do that. we’re together in this. if we win, everybody wins. that’s just how i look at it.” 📝via silverscreenandroll