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#1 fozi

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:39 PM

Dwight Howard had a bit of an awkward moment following Thursday’s win against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and TripleThreat’s cameras were there to capture the comedic discussion that ensued.

Howard was asked to rate dunks performed by his Los Angeles Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant. After making some funny faces, Howard refused to comment and seemed to be biting his tongue.

The relationship between Howard and Bryant has been analyzed ad nauseam, and the Lakers’ star center was doing his best not to respond in any way that would result in more fodder for the papers and blogs.

When the question received no response on the second go-around, another reporter stepped in to ask Howard’s thoughts on Bryant’s ability to attack the basket. 

“That’s what he’s supposed to do,” Howard finally opened up. “He’s supposed to attack the basket and score. If he doesn’t attack, he’s not playing the way he normally plays.”

After saying Bryant’s dunks were “simple” one-hand or two-hand dunks that were not dunk contest caliber, Howard was directed to a slightly more light-hearted topic.

“If Chris Duhon dunked, I’d be impressed,” Howard offered. 

A reporter stepped forward to ask who was more likely to dunk between Steve Nash and Duhon, and Howard responded that Duhon was the more likely of the two aging point guards. Then, the somewhat strange conversation that was bordering on awkward took a sharp turn to funny.

The reporter asked if Howard would be impressed if Nash dunked.

“I just don’t see Steve [Nash] getting close to the net,” Howard said. “I would laugh if he dunked. I don’t think he could. I think his [vertical leap] is probably like five or six inches.”

Howard kept a straight face throughout, but he was enjoying the mood and the conversation. The nature of the discussion matched Howard’s joking attitude. 

That being said, Howard refused to comment on Bryant’s dunks, dismissed them as nothing special, and said Nash was not capable of dunking. If the video was not available above, some may rush to twist this into more than it was—Howard joking around after a Lakers win.

 

 

 

Video is Inside the link

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#2 K-Kris

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:46 PM

This is just "howard joking around after a Lakers win". That is all.

Has nash ever dunked in his career? I dont even recall if he even can.

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:53 PM

Yeah he was joking around nothing wrong with that, but he looks like selective with his words about kobe. He doesn't seem comfortable talking about him but i guess it will be a reason he re-signs this summer. I think they'll bond better next year, i hope Kobe remains his superstar level then..



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:55 PM

I think he knows the media likes to twist things, especially anything he says about kobe. So i can see why he is very selective with his words when it comes to that.

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 02:39 PM

Man dwight is really uncomfortable talking positively about kobe.



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 02:45 PM

Nash has dunked before. But idk if he has in game

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 02:56 PM

:laughing:

This is getting ridiculous.
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Posted March 02, 2013 - 03:17 PM

So stupid all this drama with Dwight.

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 03:48 PM

Man dwight is really uncomfortable talking positively about kobe.

Yeah, still weird, but what can ya' do?


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 03:58 PM

Man dwight is really uncomfortable talking positively about kobe.


No he's uncomfortable saying anything about Kobe because it gets analyzed and then overanalyzed
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Posted March 02, 2013 - 04:03 PM

Dude making sure people don't twist his words.

It's real obvious though, lol.

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Reporters really choose some pointless topics to discuss.



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Good for Howard. I'd rather him be a mute and win, than have his words twisted and cause distractions.



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 04:38 PM

Man I can't wait till Dwight signs that fat ass contract so everyone can just shut the [expletive] up. 



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Dwight can't win. If he says something about Kobe, his words get twisted into a negative and he loses. If he doesn't say anything about Kobe, the media talks about how they don't get along and he loses.



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Dwight can't win. If he says something about Kobe, his words get twisted into a negative and he loses. If he doesn't say anything about Kobe, the media talks about how they don't get along and he loses.

 

Pretty much. 
 

Not that he doesn't deserve any blame though, because he does suck whenever he talks to the media. 






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