SVG: Dwight Howard’s Getting Picked on

by November 05, 2009

While the big fella whines on his blog, his coach is defending him to the media: “As for the refs, Stan Van Gundy said there was a bit of a double standard with the way fouls are called in the paint and on the perimeter. ‘I just think there’s two different standards,’ Van Gundy said. ‘I had a referee very recently, very candidly tell me because of the strength of the bigger guys they let them play more. So they get pushed and grabbed. My point is Lebron’s a pretty strong guy. Dwayne’s a strong guy, they dont’ let people bang on them … Little bit of a double standard. The league likes perimeter play.”‘