Originally posted by Josh Howard Smoking weed in the offseason sometimes [is his] personal choice and personal opinion....I don't think that's stopping me from doing my job.
Sounds about right. As long as he's not doing it to the degree that he risks being arrested at possession amounts, I don't see why it should matter. Even allowing that offseason testing of substances occur, this seems pretty low on the priority list.
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects.
Given how his play has deteriorated over the second half of the year and (hopefully) hit rock bottom in the playoffs, I'm thinking the timing of this announcement is pretty poor. Maybe he was high when he said it.
And, it's not just poor shooting and crummy defense, it's also his inability to even catch the ball and complete lack of intelligence on the basketball court. If he's not high during the games, then maybe he should try it. He certainly wouldn't be any worse. I can't believe he was an All Star last year and almost made the team this year, plus he should be in his absolute prime.
I don't know that the players really liked him either. One of the defining moments of the VDN era in Chicago was Vinny being thrown out of a game and Kirk Hinrich telling the team "Let's win this one for Vinny!" as a joke. Everyone laughed.