Kobe Bryant dishes on trash talk with Dwight Howard

To say that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had an acrimonious relationship when the two were Los Angeles Lakers teammates wouldn’t do justice to the rumored schism between the NBA stars. The perceived animosity that pervaded their tenure together seemed to have carried over once Howard left the team and then came to a head…Read More
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Kobe Bryant, unlike Kevin Durant, doesn’t think Dwight Howard is a ‘p—y’

To say that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had an acrimonious relationship when the two were Los Angeles Lakers teammates wouldn’t do justice to the rumored schism between the NBA stars. The perceived animosity that pervaded their tenure together seemed to have carried over once Howard left the team and then came to a head…Read More
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Dwight Howard Injury: Updates on Rockets Star’s Knee and Return

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not play in Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to a strain in his right knee:

Jonathan Feigen of the the Houston Chronicle had the news:

Houston’s Twitter account provided tonight’s starting lineup without Howard:

Howard has been a rare breed among centers in the NBA. He’s a true post player who can dominate down low by scoring and rebounding. He’s also been an excellent shot-blocker throughout his career, averaging 2.2 rejections per game over his first 10 seasons. 

He’s had some nagging injuries but has appeared in at least 71 games in nine of his 10 seasons (the exception being the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign, in which he played 54 of 66 games). Despite all of that success, it’s hard for fans and analysts to resist taking shots at him. 

The 28-year-old Howard has been the target of heavy criticism dating back to his final season in Orlando, but there’s no denying how valuable Howard is as a player. Last year, for instance, he finished third in points, rebounds and field-goal percentage, tied for third in double-doubles and fourth in blocks per game among centers.  

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports profiled Howard before the preseason started. Injuries and toughness were part of the article, with the big man noting that he didn’t regret playing through a torn labrum with the Lakers two years ago:

The good thing about it, I didn’t develop any other major injuries. The torn labrum eventually healed itself. But coming back early from the back, I believed it helped me out in the long run. It made me really develop a thicker skin, going through all the things that I went through because of the injury.

I was always taught never to show pain, never to show weakness, never to show fear. Always put a smile on your face. But I’m glad it did happen. It made me a better person. The world coming down on you, saying you weren’t playing as hard as you could.

Howard and the Rockets had a successful first season together. He averaged 18.3 points and 12.2 rebounds per game en route to a 54-28 record before losing to Portland in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. 

While all those regular-season numbers and accolades are great, Howard is ultimately going to be judged by what happens in the playoffs. His health is a critical factor for the Rockets to make a run in a loaded Western Conference.

James Harden is the focal point of Houston’s offense, but Howard is the straw that stirs the drink because of his ability to play defense and get those tough points in the paint. His absence for any length of time is enough to cause major panic in Houston. 

 

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Dwight Howard faces child-abuse allegations

Cobb County police looked into the alleged abuse of a 7-year-old in October but found nothing.

      
 

 

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Dwight Howard investigated for child abuse

Cobb County police looked into the alleged abuse of a 7-year-old in October but found nothing.

      
 

 

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WATCH: Gary Payton calls out Dwight Howard, calls him ‘fake’

Post by FOX Sports 1. Dwight Howard can’t help but catch the ire of NBA players and personalities. Earlier this year, people didn’t blink much when he and Kobe Bryant got into a spat because no one expected that meeting to go particularly well. But then Kevin Durant got into the act of calling out
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Report: Kevin Durant repeatedly called Dwight Howard a ‘p—y’

The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of basketball. But the ugliness, according to one account,…Read More
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Doctor reportedly determined Dwight Howard abused son with belt

Dwight Howard was recently investigated for child abuse after Royce Reed, the mother of one of Howard’s children, accused him of whipping their 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt. TMZ reported on Sunday that Howard has been cleared by the Florida Dept. of Children and Families, but it sounds like whether he did something wrong…Read More

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Report: Doctor determined Dwight Howard abused his son

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was investigated for whipping his 6-year-old son with a belt, but he has been cleared of all charges, reports TMZ.
As TMZ Sports previously reported … Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting 6-year-old Braylon with a belt. Howard admitted to authorities he hit the kid but says he didn’t know it was wrong because that’s how he grew up. 
TMZ Sports has obtained documents from the Dept. of Children and Families (DCF), summarizing the findings of the doctor who examined Braylon. It says, “Dr. Kesler noted Braylon to have a linear bruise and patterned abrasions consistent with the history given by Braylon of being struck with a belt numerous times by his father.”
The report goes on to say the injuries were “consistent with Braylon being struck with the buckle end of the belt … with excessive force, resulting in soft tissue injuries such as bruising and abrasions.”
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Report: Kevin Durant trash-talked Dwight Howard, repeatedly said, ‘You’re a p*ssy’

The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of basketball. But the ugliness, according to one account,…Read More
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