Note to Josh Howard, please don’t apologize for the idiotic comment you made on some dude’s cellphone camera. You should own your words and the ridicule that accompany them. You deserve the boos you will inevitably face at home in the American Airlines Center as well as the ones you will likely hear at the 41 road games you will play this season. You’ve earned the cold stares you will feel as 14,000 pair of eyes burn holes in your back as they listen to a pregame anthem, remembering how much they appreciate this country and how much you disrespect it. They’ll remember the gross millions of dollars you’re paid and will despise you even further with each missed jump shot, free throw and turnover. Sure you’ll laugh it off or light a joint and smoke away the shame but your words will ring in your ears every time a jerk reporter asks you about it instead of the 25 points you just scored or when the Dallas morning d-jays refer to bone-headed actions as “pulling a Josh”. You see Josh, many of us don’t have the luxury of spouting off embarrassingly mindless statements only to have our boss run interference. Most of us understand that we are privileged to live in a country that allows you the freedom to speak and upload foolishness like that. Most of us respect the fact that, while this country is built on a horrific foundation, we enjoy freedoms and amenities that others in the world covet. Oddly enough, we respect that without earning an eight figure salary like yours. This will surely blow over and you will be forgiven or forgotten, as America is wont to do, but I hope this lesson does not go unlearned in your mind. I hope you look back at the missteps you’ve taken and purpose to demolish the Josh Howard many have grown disappointed in over the past 6 months and present yourself anew. Do that for your family, your children and for yourself. But please! Whatever you do don’t open a fresh can of apology and patronize the public with insincerity. Spare us that. AND STAY AWAY FROM THE CAMERA PHONES!!!
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