Josh Howard was an integral part of the 2006 Dallas Mavericks team that made the first NBA Finals run in franchise history. But off-the-court problems and injuries led to Howard being traded away to the Washington Wizards midway through the 2009-2010 season.

The Mavs went on to win the NBA Championship without him the following year, but Howard says he never showed any kind of resentment towards his former team.

"I was happy for my teammates. I had an opportunity to make it the finals," he said before competing in the Josh Howard celebrity basketball game in Dallas on Saturday evening. "I still hope I can get there. For those guys to win was great."