Charles Oakley thinks Dwight Howard should’ve been treated like a spoiled child having a temper tantrum

Charles Oakley is not impressed with Dwight Howard’s antics – who was – but the legendary former Knicks star thinks the Orlando Magic should’ve dealt with Dwight like you do a toddler who has a temper tantrum, put him in timeout.

“A lot of guys cry in this league these days. I try not to get caught up in that. The management in Orlando let him get away with it. Most times, they put kids in timeout. They never put him in timeout. He just kept crying and got his way, ” Oakley said on ESPN Radio. “Now he’s in LA with Kobe (Bryant) so they got a chance to win a couple championships in the next two or three years.

The deal turned out great for the Lakers but I’ve maintained for awhile now, the Magic could’ve saved themselves a lot of grief by trading Dwight eons ago. However, if Rob Hennigan’s plan works out (stacking up draft picks and a bunch of young talent à la the Oklahoma City Thunder) then Hennigan looks like a genius and maybe Orlando fans can forget how yet again they were spurned by a big man who wanted the big city lights.