Dwight Howard Calls Ben Simmons 'Young LeBron'

Dwight Howard has been sending out mixed messages for weeks after the big-man tweeted out his love for the Los Angeles Lakers and his intentions to re-sign. Howard then deleted the tweet minutes later and left the Lakers in the dust to sign with his old general manager, Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Howard recently met with the media to discuss several things, including his role on the depth chart in Philly:

Winning the championship was everything. It made me realize that I have the best stats in the world, and it don’t mean nothing. I believe that this is our year. It’s been a long time since 1983. So I think it’s time that we hoist up another banner here in Philly.

Howard went on to speak about his new teammates including Ben Simmons who he then put all the pressure in the world on after comparing him to an all-time great: 

Talk about expectations...but hey, at least Howard is showing love and trying to win over his new mates.

Look for D12 to second fiddle to 76ers star, Joel Embiid, and average just under a double double next season.  

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