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Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 9:40 am  |  54 responses

Dwight Howard Can’t Watch the Playoffs Because of Tim Duncan


Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs tortured the Los Angeles Lakers during a humiliating, four-game sweep. It was so bad that Dwight Howard can’t bear to watch the NBA Playoffs anymore. The LA Times does its best to get Howard to give clues about the upcoming free agent process, but no dice: “We all met at UCLA, Howard was as friendly as always and relaxed after fishing trips to Lake Tahoe and Aspen. He posted Twitter pictures of the fish that had jumped in his boat or the ones he claimed he had caught. But they were the wrong kind of trophies for some Lakers fans. ‘You just can’t please people,’ Howard said. ‘I catch fish and it’s a problem. People were upset I was out having fun; they thought I should be sitting in a room all upset because we lost. I am upset, but I’m not going to stop living life. I couldn’t watch the playoffs I was so ticked. Everywhere I went I saw a Tim Duncan jersey, and you know how much I hated that.’ [...] He declined help with his shooting technique, saying he will not change the way he shoots free throws this off-season. He’ll just shoot more of them. ‘I have only one problem and it’s between my ears,’ he said, while admitting he visited a Lakers’ psychiatrist. ‘I just think too much.’ [...] ‘It’s free agency and I have the opportunity to choose where I’m going to play,’ he said. ‘God opens doors, and I’m relying on my faith to direct me. ‘I don’t think it’s fair I get criticized for waiting on such an opportunity.’ But what does he want in a team? ‘I want to win; I’ve done everything else,’ he said. ‘I just want to win.’ Can the Lakers win? ‘Any team I am on can win,’ he said with a grin, ‘but nice try.’ So what do you think of D’Antoni? ‘I love him,’ he said. ‘He’s a great person.’ Is he a great coach? ‘He’s a great person and I’m glad we had the opportunity to be together,’ said Howard, which some will undoubtedly interpret as goodbye.”

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  • ZOGS

    ….HE’S GONE

  • Stepfan Raiford

    Fishing trips to Lake Tahoe and Aspen. How ironic.

  • vINSANITY

    …but he can join the team that beat him in the finals

  • bringbackthesonics

    ‘I just think too much.’ – LOL

  • Alex80

    Nice hops but awful basketball,Dwight is chicken shiit

  • Dymez

    Considering Dwight’s post game, watching Tim Duncan is what he truly needs to do.

  • danpowers

    “‘I just think too much.” obviously not lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Wrong practice won’t make you a better FT shooter. You can swim everyday of your life, but if you don’t learn to do it correctly you are never going to do it well.
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    Have fun with that doggy paddle Dwight.

  • spit hot fiyah

    shot fired!!! boom boom boom duck down d’antoni, dwight is doing a drive by on his way out of town

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    couldnt had said it better myself

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    hahaha

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    dis ni66a dwight. smh

  • i_ball

    Where did the TNT guys send them fishin?

  • jedi420

    Oh the irony.. he should be studying Timmy D’s game haha

  • bike

    So Dwight sees a shrink. Apparently, part of Dwight’s problem is his mother didn’t let him play with his sh*t long enough as a little boy.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    So much wrong in this not wanting to watch Duncan and not wanting to improve his FT shooting. Wrong mentality…

  • L-Boogie

    What???? There is no “wrong” way to shoot FT. Why do u think nearly everybody in da L history shoots different? U shoot in da way that makes u feel most comfortable. Rick Barry is one of da greatest shooters of all time and he shot it underhanded. D12 actually has great form. Im gunna teach u something about basketball… in order to improve ur shot u must do it with repetition not change. D12 actually makes those shots in practice its a mental thing when da game is on

  • 23

    Look at Shawn Marion

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    WoW. I am speechless. That is an incredible comment.

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    Did dju type dat in duh way dat makes u most cumftable?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Ok and He’s progressively gotten worse…..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lets make this easy, since you don’t understand why Rick Barry shot FT’s the way he did (the release was pretty damn easy to duplicate, which is why Rick Barry has always tried to teach his players to shoot underhand), name a great FT shooter with a bad release? Ever? I’ll wait.
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    See I’m not into the “well some guys are ok free throw shooters with how they do it” – ok…sucks. You practice correctly you become good.
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    Look at Karl Malone. He is glaring proof that practice should be done properly. The guys who say its “just mental” are always the guys who remain unreliable.

  • RKJ92

    “da” lolllll…

  • RKJ92

    hahaha

  • Max

    lol

  • Max

    Dwight’s form is not good, he flicks the ball with his wrist.

  • jtrain73

    Wow this guy is a lot less intelligent than I thought he was.

  • Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Remember nick anderson went through his mental issues

  • Sergio

    Someone please post the GIF of Duncan laughing at Dwight. This has to be done in this post.

  • LakeShow

    i hate u dwight.

  • Mike Mihalow

    Another misleading title

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    for 4 free throws…..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • Jerome

    Dwight should leave the NBA … it would make people happy and he could start his own reality TV show. Desperate Housenukka … ?

  • KingBenjamin

    Dwight Howard said this about D’Antoni “He’s a great person and I’m glad we had the opportunity to be together” that means he’s not returning to the Lakers if D’Antoni remains coach.

    Lakers make the right decision and fire D’Antoni, the sooner you do that the sooner you secure Dwight in free agency.

  • bike

    Fuck*in hilarious.

  • Lloyd

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  • The Fury

    I’ve seen this so many times in these SLAM forums and man I can’t stop laughing. Tim smiling like that was priceless.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    (it’s not really) – that’s Dwight for you.

  • Lloyd

    Haha not literally. It’s a quote from Narcotics Anonymous I believe, to show that repeating the same mistakes over and over again doesn’t mean you’ll become any better at them or turn them into a positive.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL, no it’s from Albert Einstein.

  • Lloyd

    One of the many great quotes that the internet attributes to him with no evidence of him having uttered the words. Abraham Lincoln gets much of the same treatment. Anyway, it’s Narcotics Anonymous. The origins of the phrase don’t make it any less true and Dwight any less ridiculous though.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Looks like you are right. My bad, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/20/insanity-definition_n_1159927.html
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    I always thought it was Einstein over some experiment, then Narcotics Anonymous made it famous. But the first time I find it in print agrees with this article.

  • Lloyd

    That’d be a nice anecdote, but yea not true haha. The internet has made Einstein into one of the greatest philosophers that ever lived, or at the very least, an incredible fortune cookie writer.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh i know lol. that is the only quote that i thought was truly his. and i sincerely thought it was related to some experiment/formula he kept attempting to figure out. admittedly i never truly researched it, the logic behind it made sound sense in my brain.

  • robb

    lol awesome

  • robb

    Incredible how Dwight says stupid things like that and then he says ‘I just think too much’ lol

  • Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Ehh those were the highlight of his decline but he got progressively worse over time and could no longer be counted on in crunch time

  • Eddy Wang

    i agree with nbk, I don’t see how chuck hayes can shoot 75 percent free throw with that kind of release….even if he trained a thousand year lol…..

  • Noompsi

    Best response ever Nbk

  • gwagent1990

    Don’t worry Dwight after you win a NBA championship then you can laugh at Duncan but for the meantime renew your contract with the Lakers….please?

  • Basketball_iQ

    BofL rOtF…. Wit his soft @ss

  • Basketball_iQ

    You’re on a fishing trip,MEANWHILE, the nba playoffs, your lifes goal, is still going on without your unimportant, non effective @ss in’em, and you’re somehow NOT mad…. Dafuq?

  • Basketball_iQ

    So you noticed that too all in the same article…. And he wonders what’s going wrong with his game.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Ontological metaphors aside TD doesn’t give a flying f**k about you DH.

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