Many believe this is a tale of two Dwights, but Jeanie Buss sees things differently.
While Dwight Howard posted better numbers his time around in LA, 17.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, the story is much different.
Dwight was reportedly having consistent issues with the coaching staff, and even some players such as Kobe Bryant.
Granted, expectations of Dwight Howard were MUCH higher back then. However, it was clear at the time things weren’t right in LA, and Jeanie says coach D’Antoni is to blame.
The Lakers had 45 wins that season and were immediately swept in the 1st round of the playoffs.