C’s president Danny Ainge will undoubtedly put in a call to Team Dwight.
The question is whether he’ll answer.
“Always. Always,” Howard told the Herald. “I’d always listen to a team like that.
“My thing is I want to win. It’s not something like I’m doing this for money. I win. I want to do it my way.”
“I want to win a championship, and it takes a certain type of team to win a championship. You know, there’s a lot of teams who are great during the regular season. They play well, but it’s different once you play in those playoffs, you know? It’s gut-check time.
“You know,” said Howard, “you look at a team like Boston and look at a team like LA who’s won . . . especially Boston. Man, those guys came together and they didn’t care who scored all the points. They had done all the individual stuff.
“They have the championship mentality,” he said of the Celts. “It means a lot. Like I said, I like the team. They play hard and they go after it, and that’s what I like.”
Obviously this is good to hear. The thing is Dwight Howard changes his mind more often then (insert humorous analogy). One day he wants to be traded, the next he'd be fine in Orlando, and then the next he wants to be traded again. So while Howard waxed poetic about playing for the Celtics while in Boston and talking to Boston reporters, don't buy a #12 JaJuan Johnson jersey and rip the Johnson off just yet. We'll keep you posted with any new developments.