It would appear that Dwight Howard‘s collective performance at NBA All-Star Weekend was one for the ages. Not only did he turn in a rather uninspired performance on the court (including a weirdly detached, sort of abrasive interview with Craig Sager from the bench during the game), but he also apparently went out of his way to publicly drive the rift between himself and Kobe Bryant deeper than it has ever been.
The New York Post published a report that Dwight mocked Kobe openly in the locker room in front of the rest of the players (Watch Dwight clown Kobe on the Lakers team plane earlier this season). From the report: Read More »
Last night in a huge win over Miami, Rajon Rondo recorded his 18th consecutive game with double digit assists. If you needed any reminder, he’s one of the best point guards in the world and one of the best players in the NBA. You’d think he’d love to represent on Team USA in this summer’s Olympics or even perhaps down the road in 2016. Apparently not. During the trip to play in South Beach, Rondo said he enjoyed his summers too much to ever (and I mean ever) be interested in playing in the Olympics. Read More »
/ Jan 29, 2010 / 3:43 pm
Maybe you’ve noticed the formula whenever the Orlando Magic play on national TV: Dwight Howard does something good on offense — a hook shot, a drop step, a jumper, basically anything beyond an alley-oop or a Chocolate Thunder dunk — and the announcers inevitably start talking about Patrick Ewing and his role as Dwight’s big-man mentor as the camera zooms in on Ewing looking like a gigantic History professor.
And maybe you’ve noticed the other half of the formula: That whenever Dwight has his stretches of invisibility or fails to show any offensive growth since high school, Ewing is never mentioned. Read More »