The Orlando Magic looked frustrated and like they didn’t even want to play when they took a 93-67 beating from the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night. Â Dwight Howard wasn’t too happy about their performance and had some harsh words for his team. Â Since he’s strongly considering leaving the team, I suggest they listen up or maybe they think its too late. Â Read more after the jump.
Despite whether or not Howard is leaving, the Orlando Magic were doing quite well and are over the .500 mark, so I don’t see why they would begin to play as if they don’t care.
Magic star Dwight Howard says if his teammates should stay home or in the lockeroom if they donâ€™t want to play hard.
â€œLooked like guys didnâ€™t want to play,â€ he said. â€œI told them at halftime, if you donâ€™t want to play, just stay in the lockerroom. It doesnâ€™t make sense for a teams we should beat to just demolish us.
â€œYou bring everything down,â€ Howard said, referring to a player who isnâ€™t playing with heart and soul.
â€œIt hurts me to get out there and play your hardest. I expect everybody to play the same. Iâ€™m not calling anybody out by no means because we all have to get better â€¦ but if you donâ€™t want to be out there, donâ€™t dress up.
â€œIf you donâ€™t want to play, stay home. People work too hard. I want to win a championship. I work too hard every night for anybody to not want to go out there and play hard. â€¦ None of the â€” whatever, trade stuff â€” none of that stuff matters. Play basketball. Thatâ€™s why we all get paid to do this, because we love the game and itâ€™s basketball, so why not give it your all.â€