How Josh Howard’s Play and Global Warming are Similar

Rob Mahoney from The Two Man Game has a great take on Josh Howard’s career — and his recent, Darrell Armstrong-aided resurgence — this morning. A snippet:

It’s strange that Howard’s rise and fall are due to events that have very little to do with basketball: his own reputation, deaths to those closest to him, the distancing of a good friend, and reuniting with an old mentor.  Upon further inspection, though, should it really surprise us that an emotional, sensitive, and aware player is so affected by events outside his control?

5 comments on “How Josh Howard’s Play and Global Warming are Similar

  1. I really can’t remember a more frustrating Maverick than Howard. (Not including Queezy, who wasn’t here long enough, nor Dampier/Stack/KVH who were mostly always dissapointing.) He can go for 27 and 7 on 10 of 16, with 5 steals and 3 blocks one night (like he did last night), and then turn around and give you 13 and 3 on 4 of 12 like he did the other night in Orlando.

    If Dallas has any hopes of doing ANYTHING in the playoffs in the future, it’s not going to be b/c of Dirk, J-Kidd or JET .. it’s going to be b/c J-Ho plays consistently.

  2. How is Josh Howard like global warming? In either case, it’s a pretty safe bet someone’s going to get toasted.

    I’m with you, Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Until Mr. Howard grows up and learns to control and rechannel his emotions, it’s nothing but 1st Round City. It’s bad enough when Dirk is in a slump, but when you throw in Josh’s nightly roller coaster ride….