Injuries are an inevitable part of pro sports, but they’ve become an increasingly glaring issue for the NBA in past years. The athletic strain placed on players who have to spend so much time on the court, playing up to 40 minutes a game on both sides of the ball over 82 games, has forced the discussion of a shortened season.
Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter called Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard "the biggest crybaby I know" during a timeout of the Mavericks' win Wednesday night.
ESPN Dallas reported the two exchanged words during a timeout in the second quarter of the Mavericks' 123-120 win over the Rockets. Carter interrupted Howard's one-sided discussion with an official when he loudly and repeatedly took his jab at Howard.
Dwight Howard is not the most beloved player in the NBA this year, league-wide he might be the most reviled, and on Wednesday the fans in Philadelphia were giving Dwight the business.
I don't know this for sure, but Philly fans are renowned for being the most "difficult" in the league, and in other sports. A fan on reddit snapped a photo of Howard displaying his frustration with the fans and flipping someone the finger.
It was an all-around tough night for D12 as the Rockets lost to the young Sixers 123-117 in overtime.
In a new vlog posted by UFC president, Dana White, Dwight Howard says he would fight in the UFC for the right price.
The vlog follows White behind the scenes at UFC 166 as he speaks with fighters and trainers, and then gets a visit from Dwight Howard and his Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. Not overly familiar with the UFC, Parsons admits his intimidation at even attending the testosterone fueled event, and mentions how he would never climb in the octagon with a professional mixed martial arts fighter.
NBA fans in the Philippines were understandably excited when members of the Rockets and Pacers touched down to play a pre season game in Manila. After all, this is the first NBA game being played in the Philippines.
The egos and morals of some professional athletes are seriously bloated and twisted, as evidenced during the annual offseason circus of free agency and trade demands we're again cycling through. While players handle their situations questionably time and time again, their backwardness can have serious implications for the teams rolling the dice with them.
St. Louis rapper, Nelly, was on ESPN’s “First Take” and went off on Kobe Bryant, blaming him for the Lakers misfortune of a first round exit, and Dwight Howard bolting to Houston.
Take this for what it’s worth, but the “Hot In Herre” got heated in a 10 minute debate of sorts (screaming match?) with Stephen A. Smith when the discussion of Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers came up.