Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said that Dwight Howard did not want to do any work while he was playing for the Lakers and the Hall of Fame became his mentor.
Andrew Bynum as well was another player that did not want to work but he was not interested in playing basketball.
Per Lakers Nation, “Well, Dwight Howard didn’t want to do any work,” Kareem told Lakers Nation. “Andrew Bynum did not want to do a lot of work, but Andrew was kind of getting the hang of it. I don’t think Andrew was that interested in playing basketball.
“If he had stuck with it, I’m sure he would’ve done better. I’m sure he would’ve had a lasting career in the NBA.”
Jabbar went on to explain how Bynum simply wasn’t fond of the game nor did he want and to become a dominant player. As for Dwight, it seemed to be a lost cause from the beginning.
“Dwight Howard, I’m not going to say anything about him because I really don’t understand what his thing was.”