Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard appeared on TNT’s Inside the NBA for an honest conversation on Tuesday.
Howard was questioned quite seriously by analysts Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley. Howard addressed rumors of his discord with James Harden, how he’s motivated by criticism and the player option on his contract.
The conversation was honest, and at times, a little awkward.
Here’s Dwight calling out Barkley for his constant criticism:
Dwight telling Barkley he remembers when the TNT analyst said he would never be good:
And Dwight saying, in response to the Harden rumors, how he needs help from his teammates:
Here’s the full segment:
The reaction to the segment was mostly positive, with some finding it uncomfortable.
The Rockets’ season ended in the first round of the playoffs. Howard can become a free agent this summer.