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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  18 responses

Dwight Howard Adopts ‘Underdog’ Status

Almost no one believes in Dwight’s Orlando Magic heading into the postseason, something he’s hoping the squad can use as a rallying point. From HoopsWorld: “Orlando Magic center and MVP candidate Dwight Howard says he feels his team never quite gets the respect it deserves, but relishes being able to stay under the radar despite their recent success. ‘We’re always under the radar,’ Howard [said]. ‘Nobody’s ever talked about the Magic in any kind of way besides that we’re not a good team. So that’s all that we hear. But I like it. I like being the underdog, I like people not talking about us because, on one end, it keeps everybody on their heels and makes us really have to work to prove ourselves. If we were always being talked about and always in the limelight, some guys get complacent and we’ve got to stay humble if we want to be successful.’”

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  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    Beat the Bulls!

  • Brandon

    Orlando will never get out of their own state..Erik Dampier will shut Dwight DOWN!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Dwight is more Underdog than Superman so this might be a good time for a nickname change.

  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    @ Eboy
    Let’s call him Underdog!

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    LOL. “There’s no need to fear! Underdog is here!”

  • bainbridgejim

    And Lebron can be Sweet Polly Purebread

  • H-man

    Yall just hate because you don’t know a thing about basksetball,and were always the kids who couldn’t even get on the court after the game was over. If you can beat dwight howard one on one, then you would have the right to talk crap, until then, you are just the wanna be that has to bring him down on a website.

  • Eddie

    Co-SIBNGN H-man. He got you youn’ns pegged. SEATTLE LIVES ON> BOO OKC. Book it.

    EDDDIE

  • http://bulls.com airs

    H-man to the rescue!

  • bashmo

    Orlando over Chicago in 6. BOOOK ITTTTT

  • http://jojo.com Max

    @ Bashmo agreed again!

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Sigh…

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    We respect Dwight. We question his teammates.

  • ClydeSays

    Pretty sure Orlando was the preseason favorite out of the East to win it all the last couple of seasons and they couldn’t get it done. How is that being slept on or overlooked?
    But after dealing for Hedo & Gil, I’m not sure anyone would pick them as a sure bet…

  • D12FSU

    ^WHAT no one picked orlando is preseason stuff except for southeast champs. The year we went to the finals, everyone picked boston to beat orl in the second round, then everyone picked the cavs to easily pick us apart…and we all know what happened. Then last season we were a favorite, but not the favorite..everyone picked boston to beat us…and rightly so since the magic lost. And the same thing is happening again..being overlooked..i really believe in a 7 game series, orlando can beat chicago..and then the ECF agaisnt either mia or bos would be great either way

  • bull22

    i got no problem with dwight backing up what he says because he is the leagues best center.., but be careful dwight if the rest of your team can’t showup to play defense, you might want to keep it down a little bit sir…

  • bull22

    @d12fsu i respect dwight alot (great player) but the last two years if you remember, you guys went into the playoffs rolling like a hungry team…. not this year though brother, but dwight did have my vote for MVP.

  • bull22

    @12fsu, dwight had my vote for MVP last year…

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