HOUSTON — Dwight Howard said he wasn’t at all bothered by NBA owner Mark Cuban questioning his decision to choose the Rockets over his Mavericks last summer in free agency.
After scoring 13 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in Houston’s 113-105 win over Dallas on Friday night, the 6-foot-11 center shrugged off what had blown up in national headlines after Cuban said Howard had made “a mistake.”
“What would you want him to say?” Howard shrugged. “I mean, he’s taking up for his team. I would do the same thing if somebody didn’t want to come with me. I would think they’re making a bad decision.
“There’s no need to be mad. He said what he had to say. We talked about it already. I totally understand. It’s business. If I would have went to his team, he’d be happy. If not, he would have felt like that wasn’t the best decision. But I have to do what’s best for Dwight.
“I mean I really wasn’t upset about it. He just said, ‘Dwight, it’s business.’ That’s it. We laughed and talked about other things.”