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Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

Posted on: July 13, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2011 5:04 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Dwight Howard isn't going anywhere yet. But if he did, where might he go?

No, I'm not talking about 2012 free agency for once. I'm talking about lockout overseas options. Howard, in an interview with Marca.com was asked about what he might do if he went overseas to play.
If you play overseas, I have the hunch that you would choose China rather than Europe. Dwight Howard: Yes, I think China has more options. I've thought about it, but not in depth. The issue is the potential of injury.
By "options," I think what Howard means to say is, "money." China will likely have a lot more money.

Howard, like a select few other NBA stars, has global appeal and will be a big star anywhere he goes. It's pretty unlikely he actually would sign overseas as he has a whole lot at stake this upcoming season. He even acknowledged the injury issue in his answer.

Of course Kobe Bryant is huge in China and Kevin Durant is currently there as part of a promotional Nike tour, so there's no doubt the NBA is huge there. And with the population and overall money in a lot of the major franchises, if Howard were really serious, I'm sure he'd fine a healthy payday if he went to China. Though like so many players, I think he's just playing the "If the lockout goes on, I'll look at stuff" line.

But China as an option is interesting, mainly because of Howard going to China because of the door opened by the recently retired Yao. Fitting, sort of.

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Comments

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:35 am
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

These guys can threaten to go overseas all they want. The harsh reality is the level of competition won't be at an NBA level so there's a risk playing over there could weaken their game instead of improving it. I can't blame em though. Why should the players have to dip into their savings when the owners are the ones who have decided to use a lockout to get the best possible CBA? I say go get them EUROS and YEN and make the owners sweat a little bit. I'm gone miss hoops just as much as the next guy but this is definitely starting to get interesting. By the way... the only way Deron Williams gets hurt playing for Beskitas, Turkey will be dunking... on somebody.



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:59 am
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

China will end up with our whole league if these guys cant get it together. just like we ship are jobs off,well next is our sports!!! we shouldnt even be talking about this. the fans are paying for this more than anything



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:32 am
 

Easy Money

Dwight can make $20-$30 million in china--they have tons of money and need superstars to boost their league.



Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:58 am
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

yes you are just as stupid as your screen name.  stupid stupid and ignorant pos



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:27 am
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

Yes yes. Another conspiracy duffus.

Nice insult using my screenname btw. Did you come up with it all by yourself?

Just so you know, I don't watch broadcasted news. Rather I figure out whats going out in the world via the internet so flick off if you consipiracy theorists are trying to tell me that the media a form of government propaganda and that our government in reality represses our freedom.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

UniqueStupidity is a good name. you do realize that under the definition of "terrorism" the United States would is just as bad as every country our media is told to label as terrorist right?

Not that I have anything wrong with drone strikes and assassinations / kidnappings or anything else "black" that we do in order to maintain order...


but the semantics in rhetoric sometimes muddles the facts



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

China may actually honour their contracts, unlike Europe.
And this is based on the apprarent trustworthyness of communist nations? If I was a star player wanting to play overseas, I rather trust European countries (and yes I know what Childress said) than China or any other communist/terrorist countries.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

China may actually honour their contracts, unlike Europe.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Dwight Howard would pick China over Europe?

Let all of the big money players go overseas to sell their skills. The majority of them care little about the game and are selfish individuals. Let the hungry men that actually need the job play. It is all the same to me. James, Bryant, Howard, all of them. Let them go and let us start fresh here. If a players is a very good players, pay him a couple of million to play a game, stay in the best hotels, get the best looking women, and get all the publicity. The owners allowed this travesty to start, now they must end this nonsense. Let the Eddie Currys of the game become a thing of the past. This will help the owners, fans, but most of all, the game.



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