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Dwight Howard Says He And LeBron James Have The "Same Personality"

(via HoopsHype)

(via HoopsHype)

Dwight Howard is on a short leash with the Lakers this season. Despite once being among the best players in the league, he is being forced to accept a bench role in L.A. or face permanent exile from the NBA altogether.

So far, he has said all the right things -- that he is humbled, ready to win, and willing to do anything to help. But in one of his most recent comments, he made an interesting comparison between himself and LeBron James.

“We got the same type personality,” Howard told Shams Charania of Stadium. “We love to have fun. We love to be around people. But we work hard, and I’m just happy to have somebody on my team that is the same exact way as me.”

James and Howard used to have some epic battles during James’ first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers when Howard was playing for the Magic. Years later, Bron remains as one of the best in the league while Howard is trying to save face.

Their talent level and bodies obviously have a lot to do with it, but their work ethic and attitude towards the game must factor in as well. In some ways, maybe D12 was right: there are some similarities.

But, in the end, it seems LeBron James understood the work required to sustain a long and successful career while Dwight may just now be finally grasping that reality for himself.