Is lifting weights important?
To him, “passion” is tested on the practice court and in the weight room. Howard has enticed Ryan Hollins and Alexis Ajinca to lift more with the argument that strength staves off injury.
It’s easier to sell that logic when you’re nearly 36 and don’t seem to have an ounce more fat than you did at 22. Or when you generated six points and four rebounds in just over 14 minutes off the bench Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks.