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Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 2:55 pm  |  43 responses

Dwight Howard Says the Heat and Bobcats Targeted His Injured Shoulder


More than anything else, Dwight Howard’s injuries have been the main issue in the Los Angeles Lakers’ disastrous season. His latest, a torn labrum in his right shoulder, is also very much the focus of opponents according to Howard. Dwight says Charlotte Bobcats and Miami Heat defenders yanked on his arm the last two games. Per Yahoo! Sports: “On his first trip down the court, Dwight Howard felt Miami Heat players grabbing at his injured right arm. ‘They got me early,’ he said. ‘They would yank it back.’ Howard said the Bobcats did the same thing in Charlotte Friday night – even worse, in fact. ‘It’s like a jolt,’ he said. ‘Then it hurts the rest of the night.’ [...] Howard says he’s trying to do everything he can on the court, but also adds: ‘I’m trying not to make [the injury] even worse.’ When asked how long doctors say it might be before the pain goes away, Howard sighed. ‘No timetable,’ he replied. [...] After Sunday’s loss, which marked the end of a seven-game, 12-day Grammy induced road trip for the Lakers, Howard wondered how long the flight home would be. When teammate Earl Clark told him six hours, Howard groaned, and that was the end of their conversation. A circle of reporters then closed around Howard, who was asked twice about his place in the Lakers’ offense. ‘I don’t want to talk about it,’ he said. Then he rested his chin in his hand.”

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  • Feez_22

    This guy right here… No more talking to the media for you bruh (westbrook voice).

  • The Philosopher

    Alex Rodriguez Jr…

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.callihan1 Chris Callihan

    minus a lot of talent

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    This cat is taking whining and pouting to a whole new level.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    uhm, ofcourse they are going at your hurt arm. And you aren’t going to make it worse. You already need surgery. We don’t need to hear about this every other day, you need to learn how to not answer every question, thanks tho Dwight.

  • The Philosopher

    It has turned out that, he is not ready for the “big time”.
    In my opinion.
    It is a good thing that he does not get into trouble with the law.

  • danpowers

    amen

  • tealish

    Sigh

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    I think is true….i pay attention to how players guard him and if you pay attention, you can see it too…just look closely…as a team, i dont think ALL the players have a plan to hurt him, but any individual in any team would do it, just to get rid of him from the game, so there is no big man in the middle. Everybody knows the lakers are struggling, and with losses amounting faster than pope benedict’s exit from the vatican, people just want to see the lakers fail. To me, dwight is just NOT happy in LA…he should have NEVER sign that extension in ORL, and he would have walked to BROOKLYN, easy!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    minus a lot of *work ethic*

  • Jimbo

    suck it up you big baby

  • RunNGun

    Why would you not take advantage of the weaknesses of your opponent? That is all part of the game. I’m not saying that you do it to physically hurt someone (Bounty Gate LOL), but when you know where their weaknesses lie you exploit it. After all, at the end of the game, people are going to remember this only: Did you win or lose? Obviously, the Lakers got their behinds kicked and destroyed by the Champs. D12 should just call the WAAAAAH-MBULANCE.

  • RayJr

    Wah wah wahhhhhh! Aren’t you supposed to be one of the biggest AND strongest players in the NBA!? Suck it up nancy boy! Wow I’m getting more tired of hearing from him everyday.

  • initbruv

    Dwight perpetually has sand in his v*gina.

  • Happy

    You made the decision to play, now stfu.

  • Happy

    Ehhh, as a Yankee fan I can say they’re both talented underachievers who are always whining and hurt.

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

    poor baby

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

    yet dwight constantly is in the post illegally shoving and pushing

  • RayJr

    minus PEDs(alleged) ha

  • KoloradoKobe

    Just f*cking man up, dude.

  • ChosenOne

    and to think.. this guy is starting for the Western All-Stars. Smh.

    He’s been atrocious..

    Gasol > Howard, and it aint even close.

  • KoloradoKobe

    Dwight’s starting to make Pau look like Oakley.

  • Dutch Rich

    Uhm Dwight! Could you please show the cameras and the fans the exact location of your injury…maybe mark it…here’s a gold sharpie. “Ooh yeah sure…how’d you guys know gold is my favorite color!”

  • Guest

    Like i said before!!! Dude is a fckn´GOOFBALL!!! Are they supposed 2 defend you like a little girl??!!! Damn…even tho your a$$ is injured you will get that D!!! So HUSH!!! Thought DWight was a cool cat….but ever since that trade-situation in Orlando he be gettin on ya damn nerves!!! gud god…..just shut da hell up & play ball or just go 2 docs & get that shoulder straight!!! But daaaayuum stop cryin all da damn time!!! ooh one love 2 from germany 2 all yall here on SLAM!!!

  • GNett1983

    Like i said before!!! Dude is a fckn´GOOFBALL!!! Are they supposed 2
    defend you like a little girl??!!! Damn…even tho your a$$ is injured
    you will get that D!!! So HUSH!!! Thought DWight was a cool cat….but
    ever since that trade-situation in Orlando he be gettin on ya damn
    nerves!!! gud god…..just shut da hell up & play ball or just go 2
    docs & get that shoulder straight!!! But daaaayuum stop cryin all da
    damn time!!! ooh one love from germany 2 all yall here on SLAM!!!

  • AndyK415

    Just retire already!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Barnes/100001534179180 Justin Barnes

    Diva Howard

  • roscoe

    the LA media has crushed another star-seeking pro…

    word to everyone… if you go to LA you’d better perform or pack your bags… brutal.

  • Irishway’s

    U fouled me, U fouled me…. Got be the first player in history to complain about the bobcats being to ruff…

  • Brandan E

    im trying hard to appreciate howard, i really am.
    and i know he is hurt but its starting to bug me.
    odom played wit a torn labrum when we won the chip ’09
    and bynum played wit a small tear in his knee when we won the chip in ’09
    dwight just gotta plug thru it and play, but play wit more enthusiasm and more power

  • str8 from samoa

    shuddup!!! (westbrook voice)

  • shutup

    That’s what I would have done……

  • Chukaz

    So you’re telling me that competitive people tried to take advantage of a weakness of yours? NO WAY! I’m as shocked as that time we found out Jesse James was cheating on Sandra Bullock. I mean, who would’ve thought that Jesse James would not take vows to the lord seriously. Wow, did that come out of nowhere…

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Only one man could make Kobe look like a saint. Kobe’s legacy thanks you for your douchery Dwight.

  • dannyb

    Heat and Bobcats comment: “Well, duh”

  • Irishway’s

    LOL… Agreed Dwight Douchery has been brought to a whole new level…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jinrhy Jinny Rhymes

    kobe shouldn’t have used the media, but dwight howard needs to just shut up and step up. I have a debate going on @sidewithme. check it out and vote your side: http://sidewithme.com/disagreement/393

  • Caboose

    I swear he wasn’t like this in Orlando. The giant baby gets his way and all he can do is pout. You have exactly ONE person to blame big guy. Hint: it’s not SVG no matter how much you want it to be.

  • Caboose

    Imagine if MJ, Oakley, Rodman, Bowen, Laimbeer, or McDaniel knew they could bother Dwight by yanking on his shoulder. Think he’d have any arm left?

  • thetruth

    Wait… did you just put Clark in the same sentence as Kobe/Nash?

  • shockexchange

    Interviewer: “D12, sorry to hear bout your shoulder for the 1,000th time. Now about that new contract …” D12: *crickets*

  • Omar

    Lakers would be better off if him and Kobe didn’t talk to the media for the rest of the season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Barnes/100001534179180 Justin Barnes

    yes, not because he’s an all star or anything, because he’s not. I put his name in there because he’s showing chemistry together with the playing style of Nash and Kobe. I don’t see the team trading him anytime soon. He’s actually putting up better numbers than Gasol did the whole season

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