Dwight Howard says Batman’s butler told him to sign with the Rockets

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This just in: Dwight Howard is pretty terrible at not saying dumb things. After complaining earlier this week that the Orlando Magic let someone else wear #12 after he left for Los Angeles, Dramatic Dwight is now telling the media that a scene from The Dark Knight Rises - and, specifically, a quote from Batman’s butler, Alfred – convinced him to sign with the Rockets this offseason.

“I actually wrote (them) down and can tell it to you — it’s from Batman,” Howard tells USA TODAY Sports. “Batman and Alfred were having a discussion (in the 2012 Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises), and Batman didn’t like what was going on and he felt like the best thing he could do was just hide.

“Alfred told him, ‘You have to endure it. You have to take it. People will hate you for it, but that’s the point of being a legend. You can be that outcast. You can make the choice that no one else can make, and that’s the right choice.’ “

“I kind of took that with me in this situation in L.A.,” he continues. “It was hard, something that most people wouldn’t have done, because they’re looking at the whole situation and people are going to think that I’m running (from the pressure), and people are going to think this or that.

“But I’m like, ‘Man, I want to be this legend, I want to be at the top. So I have to endure all that hate, all that criticism. I have to take it, and that’s what’s going to make me the person and the player I am.’ “

Whatever, man. Maybe Dwight should spend less time watching super hero movies and more time practicing if he wants to be at the top and avoid all that criticism.

[BlackSportsOnline]

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