Dwight Howard receives call from Magic President Bob Vander Weide

Dwight Howard receives call from Magic President Bob Vander Weide

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If you’re going to make arguably a business phone call that will impact your current employer for the next 10 years, you may want to make sure it’s not at 1 am. As reported by CBSSports.com Bob Vander Weide Oralndo Magic President & Chief Executive Office made the 1 am phone call to Dwight Howard to discuss the business of him staying in Orlando. Now considering the relationship between the two, this may not have been a big issue, however, if the relationship is great, why would Vander Weide resign/retire after the news of this call broke?

After Vander Weide confirmed he made the call, he had this to say to BHSN:

“I was playing paddle with friends and had a couple of glasses of wine. Maybe Dwight thought it was inappropriate to talk business after a couple of glasses of wine… Maybe I should have waited until the morning.”

You think! I mean who doesn’t want to talk about business at 1 am, especially after a couple drinks. The sad thing is, this probably won’t be the root cause for Dwight staying or leaving, but the embarrassment has cost someone their very lucrative and exclusive job.

This should show us that all this fuss about sports is silly at times. We get so emotionally invested in something that is merely entertainment for us all. We neglect to realize that people around these situations have jobs at stake.

One Comment

  1. It’s going to be really interesting to see where Dwight Howard and CP3 go when everything is finished. All these rumours are quite a tease. It would be nice to see Chris Paul and D12 stick in their respective cities but I have a hard time seeing that happen. D12 knows he can’t win a championship without a legitimate wing guy/point guard and Chris Paul knows he needs a legit big man. Making the playoffs won’t cut it for them anymore and after seeing these guys teaming up you know they’re going to do whatever they can to find a situation as similar to that as possible. If they don’t get something done before the season starts I wonder how much of a distraction this is going to be during the season. Also, you think you could take a look at my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/super-teams-are-super-bad-for-nba/

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