Dwight Howard Allegedly Outed By Gay Ex-Boyfriend
November 25, 2018
Just when you thought things could not get worse for the Washington Wizards, think again. Wow! Center Dwight Howard finds himself in the “eye of the storm” with claims by Masin Elije, who has brought forth some hard evidence to support her claim that she has an alleged relationship with Howard. This comes in the form of a Direct Message or DM conversation Elije allegedly had with Howard, which she shared on her Twitter feed.
In Elije’s post, she questions Howard about his openness with his sexual preference, and if Howard’s family and friends knew about his fondness for dating transgender women. I think I’ll stop there.
This story has blown up on Twitter and social media. For the latest information, just do a search for “Dwight Howard.”
Now let’s get back to our regular drama involving the Washington Wizards basketball team.
Washington Wizards: Drama in D.C
I hate to say I told you so but…the talented Washington Wizards are sitting in 10th place in the “Lebron-less” Eastern Conference on the NBA. They are no closer to being contenders than they were 3 years ago, and nobody seems to be able to figure out why.
Then there is the “TMZ” level of drama swirling around the team. It seems the dysfunctional conundrum that is the Wizards are finally hitting their breaking point. Let’s review the list: In-fighting, leaks, line-up changes and trade rumors are all in full view thanks to this abysmal start.
The Wizards are giving up 117 points per game to opponents, second to last in the league and the team looks uninterested for long stretches of games. It’s not a talent problem, its effort and chemistry. Those things don’t get better by adding players like Dwight Howard and Austin Rivers who have a history of drama and baggage, although this fire isn’t on them.
How did we get here? Bad contracts. Otto Porter is a nice, dependable young player. Porter is well liked and a solid player. That being said, he should not have the 16th highest salary in the league, in between Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. Let me say that again. Otto Porter has a higher salary for this season than players like Chris Paul, Anthony Davis and his All-Star teammate Bradley Beal. (Let that sink in for a minute).
That kind of max salary for a non-star player can devastate your franchise. Ask the Charlotte Hornets how they feel about giving Nicolas Batum $120+ million dollars. As bad as Otto Porter’s contract is, it is nowhere near as bad as Ian Mahinmi’s contract, which I think is the worst in the entire NBA. They gave a career backup center $64 million dollars over 4 years. Mahinmi averages 4 points and 3 rebounds per game, when he can stay out of foul trouble long enough to even be on the floor. These types of contracts have kept the Wizards in neutral because they don’t have attractive trade assets outside of their 2 All-Stars, John Wall and Bradley Beal. It may be too late to blow-up the team and get the necessary young assets in return to rebuild. Apparently, everyone is available, so let’s see what Ernie Grunfeld can do to try and change the culture.
D.C. hoops fans deserve better.
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