Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm  |  27 responses

Dwight Howard Ready to Make Spurs Pay For Using ‘Hack-A-Howard’

With Dwight Howard connecting at a sub-.500 clip from the foul line this season, the Lakers expect Gregg Popovich to intentionally foul Howard in the crunch. Dwight knows what’s coming and says the Lakers will make San Antonio pay: “Dwight Howard expects San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to parade him to the foul line when the Los Angeles Lakers open up their playoff series with Game 1 on Sunday, and it doesn’t faze him one bit. ‘If they want to do that the whole series, God bless them,’ Howard said when asked about the Spurs using a ‘Hack-a-Howard’ strategy on Friday. ‘There’s nothing I can do about it but go up there and shoot the free throws. Even if I make them, they’re still going to do it. So, that’s not my concern. My concern is what I can control on the defensive end and then on the offensive end, just dominate. If they foul me, they foul me. We’re going to make them pay.’”

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  • zogs19994


  • spit hot fiyah

    they should do it right after the jump ball. shout out to shaq

  • http://www.facebook.com/natejames007 Nathan James

    Its strategy. He is a pro player. If he didn’t suck at free throws they wouldn’t do it. Called practice. Exposing a weakness is smart. Plus. I find his form hilarious. And same with the bricks he throws up. Haha

  • Teddy-the-Bear
  • Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ Gregg Popovich’s response.

  • Redd

    He’s an idiot, by putting the expectation of making them, you make it tougher on yourself cause you’re more conscious of having to make them.

    Congrats on mentally attacking yourself lol.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    $5 says zogs is the one thumbing everyone’s comments down, LOL.

  • BBaller

    He’s talking about practice

  • AI

    We talkin’ about practice?

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  • Max

    Shout out to Shaq!

  • Kobe Bryant

    Dwight will knock them down. #mambacomments #vino #hashtag #mambaout

  • roscoe

    how many FTs do you think he will miss in the series?

  • flud

    I think it’ll be north of 20. I call 26 missed FTs for the series

  • coyboo

    if d’antoni will wager his moustache to be shaved if dwight shots 10 for 10 from the line, lakers will win

  • Jumpman22

    The other day, the commentator said in on Lakers game that he has missed more FTs this regular season than Nash did in his total 16 regular seasons. Couldn’t believe it!

  • madterps

    Maybe Howard should spent more time in the gym shooting freethrows so the opponents don’t employ the hack-a-Howard strategy.

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

    Hadn’t heard that. Wow

  • patrick

    lol howard sucks at free throws..his technique is laughable..he could easily shoot 70% if he corrected his technique

  • roscoe

    that is incredible… woWser

  • roscoe

    i will take the over on that.

  • Matt

    It’ll be a sad day when people stop getting this reference…

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    stop crying

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    great strategy as well

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    too modest

  • Jensen Carp

    not a game…not a game…..Practice