i really don't care what nba players do or say because they're just regular people with basketball talent. they're not political figures, brain surgeons, or lawyers. they shouldn't be confused for people you should probably listen to when they have something to say unless it's basketball related.
howard's comments were stupid, but who really cares? he's a good basketball player, thats what he's there for. he's not there for an opinion on anything, so why ask him about questions on iraq? what's to gain? i find journalist/media/writer types rather pathetic, especially the types that intervene and judge.