Posted March 26, 2013

Dwight Howard: ‘I will remember that shot’ from David Lee

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Dwight Howard won't forget the shot from David Lee. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard won’t forget the shot from David Lee. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard wasn’t particularly impressed with what he believes was a deliberate shot against him by Golden State Warriors forward David Lee.

The two players collided in the second quarter of the Lakers’ six-point loss to the Warriors on Monday night, with Howard picking up a technical foul after Lee’s elbow made contact and bloodied Howard’s mouth.

Howard said he will “remember that shot” and “take care of it later,” and thinks people should decide on their own as to whether Lee was sincere when he said he was “just trying to go up and finish against a shot block” and didn’t mean anything personal by the brief clash, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports:

“He got away with a shot,” Howard said. “I will remember this game. I will remember that shot. He said he wasn’t trying to do it. You can look at the play and see it for yourself. I will take care of it later.”

(hat tip to NBACalifornia for the video)


21 comments
stuartmd
stuartmd

Howard is clearly frustrated and he should be.  Being on the Lakers with Kobe Bryant was not a good fit for his career. The Lakers are in complete disarray.  Howard could be very useful, but is not set him enough and that has been bad for Howard and the Laker team.  If he is smart, he will consider abandoning the Laker Yacht after this season.

ArVerm
ArVerm

Howard talks and talks, but never does anything.  He has accomplished less than guys that were/are far less physically gifted than he.  If you want to plant somebody, plant him.  Don't talk about it once your opportunity to defend yourself has passed.  He had the rest of the game to get at Lee, and chose to curl up until the game ended, and talk tough to the 135-lb reporters after the game.  What a chump.

AndreAnderson
AndreAnderson

Dwight Howard had the entire second half to get back at David Lee, he didn't. GS beat you fair and square, and Howard was ineffective (3 touches in the second half). The person he should be wanting to get back at wears #24, and we KNOW he wont be going after him.

KevinTravers
KevinTravers

Definitely an offensive foul, but I don't think it was intentional.

 

It amazes me when people think basketball players can plan things like this in the split second of action. He put his elbow out to put space between him and Howard, but I sincerely doubt he aimed for his face in a split second without looking at it.

roloffca
roloffca

If he was that upset he had 2.5 quarters in a game that was a blow out to take care of it.

Why didn't he "remember"  this during the second half of the game.

He is such a joke.

Horstradamus
Horstradamus

It's pretty damned clear to me the guy was just going in for a layup. There was absolutely no intent to hit howard with an elbow. Maybe he should get his face out of the way when he's standing under the hoop.

Natural-Outlaw
Natural-Outlaw

I think it has all been said about Howard bein' a whiney Nancy-boy. I have little to add. He needs to cowboy up a bit and play basketball. It's a big boys league.

waldo
waldo

He wants what he had in orlando, everyone to give him the ball each play, let him score each play, make him a star, oh did i mention they were nobody's the league dint want.

 

JimmyD
JimmyD

Howard's mouth is so big it's an easy target.

jroy21
jroy21

Howard has gotten away with that same type of play for years..LMBO right now. His drop step elbows high is one of his patented moves in the post. If he was going for block instead of charge we would not be ahving this conversation right now. somewhere he has lost his mojo, not sure when or why but he needs to do something, he has been sounding like a baby for over a year or so now. enough!!

AndreasKoniaris
AndreasKoniaris

What kind of shot you can do in this manner? I think Lee don't want to shot but to hurt Howard. It's clear. This isn't an strong play but a dirty one.

Mark Stephens
Mark Stephens

What High School girls team does Delight Howard play for?  

JohnHurley
JohnHurley

what a joke Howard is! Capable of single-handedly bringing down any team. Gets smacked in the face and then HE gets the tech. HaHa!!!!

duckfan59
duckfan59

He was going up strong. What should he do? Go in weak and let Howard block it.

For as big as he is, Howard sure is a whiny little sissy.

Marsh the Great
Marsh the Great

So, it's okay for Howard to do that to others but not okay for others to do it to him? Yeah, **** that.

I know he doesn't care that he comes off as an ignorant child but crying about a play that literally happens every night is pretty petty, even for him.

kutcher5621
kutcher5621

isnt that an offensive foul? can you lead in with your elbow like that?

KevinTravers
KevinTravers

Actually not even an offensive, Howard didn't have his feet planted, lol.

Geno2
Geno2

 @Marsh the Great

 Please,u sound like an ignorant child...leading with the elbow into someone's pie hole & drawing blood does not happen everynight in the league.