Grizz: Refs Favored Dwight Howard

by October 13, 2009
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Just because it’s the preseason, doesn’t mean allegations of favoritism aren’t flying around: “Rookie Grizzlies center Hasheem Thabeet, 7 feet 3, picked up two quick fouls in the first few minutes, wrapping his arms around Howard in an attempt to stop him on the first play. ‘Dwight Howard’s a great player and Thabeet didn’t get a fair share of the calls right from the start of the game,’ Hollins said. ‘It’s not Dwight Howard against Thabeet — it’s us against the Orlando Magic.’ Howard, who usually doesn’t think he ever gets a break from the officials, said incredulously, ‘Are you kidding? Somebody said I was getting calls?”‘