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Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am  |  24 responses

Dwight Howard Ejected for Shoving Kenneth Faried in the Face (VIDEO)

Everyone agreed that Dwight Howard deserved to be booted from the game last night in Denver, after he hit a driving Kenneth Faried in the grill. That is, everyone but Dwight Howard. Per the LA Daily News: “It was just a foul,’ Howard said. ‘I’ve been fouled harder than that before and nobody ever has gotten kicked out of the game for it. But I get penalized for fouling people hard. It’s basketball.’ [...] ‘I shouldn’t get penalized for fouling somebody hard,’ Howard said. ‘My intentions weren’t to hurt anybody. It was just a hard foul. I’ve been fouled harder and nothing has happened. They can’t put me on a different scale because I’m a strong guy. A foul is a foul.’ Faried for one doesn’t buy it. ‘He was just mad,’ Faried said of Howard. ‘I was getting in his head and he couldn’t get the rebound. He wanted to, but I kept calling every rebound. It’s not like I said anything, or talked to him. I just play.’ Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni remained the lone exceptions in admitting they saw the play. Bryant described the ejection as the ‘right call,’ while D’Antoni deferred to the officials. But the Lakers strongly argued Howard doesn’t deserve a suspension.”

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  • fruizm

    They couldnt stop Faried!!

  • RayJr

    That’s all Dwight could do to try to stop him.

  • Fat Lever

    It would have been awesome if Faried popped up and did the Yayo “I can’t feel my face” dance right in Dwight’s grille.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    He didn’t want to get dunked on. Plus he’s probably frustrated now that he’s not the number 1 or 2 option and he’s not 100% healthy.

  • spit hot fiyah

    it was so bad that jordan hill started crying

  • Max

    He was scared of getting pooped on again.

  • roscoe

    in the 80s that was clean hard foul.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    He shouldnt of gotten tossed… That was just a hard foul. Flagrant 1 I can deal with, but dont think this was a flagrant 2

  • Ses

    B*tch move by Howard. Can’t stand him!

  • Caboose

    Remember that happy-go-lucky teenager who teammates loved to be around and just had fun on the court, did entertaining dunk contests, and wasn’t obsessed with his own ego? Yeah, I’m starting to forget him too.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    tossing him made sense. he shouldn’t get suspended tho, if that’s even being considered.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Hahaha

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    How the times have changed

  • TBRK

    Flagrant 1…..he only did that cause he was tired of SLAM reporting he got dunked on every game

  • RunNGun

    The Manimal was just beastin’. Sorry D12, but you’ve met another guy who can have his way with you.

  • RedRum

    I nominate this as the comment of 2012

  • sean

    Lol..that was gold

  • shutup

    Yet another punk move by Howard.

  • robb

    lol man that was a great comment

  • robb

    definitely not a flagrant 2

  • AQWORD

    b!(h move by the skilless big fella .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Guys seriously, he almost had to retire because of back problems. Just feel bad for him he’s a nice, fun loving guy he swears

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    can I join these guys on your sack?

  • Gman

    The 90′s called, they agree

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