Dwight Howard has something of a reputation for being soft, but he’s apparently more than willing to take on fans.
The Houston Rockets center had his big-boy pants on during Sunday night’s playoff game with the Los Angeles Clippers, and finally had enough with those vaunted Clippers fan hecklers.
A flustered Howard let his emotions get the best of him, inviting a heckler to “come out here” onto the court. What exactly they’d do when they got out there we’re not exactly sure, but it’s unlikely Howard just wanted to play a friendly game of a 1-on-1.
If you were going to pick a game to heckle the All-Star big man, Sunday night certainly sufficed. Howard had a miserable night, scoring just seven points and pulling down a measley six rebounds. He was completely outplayed by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan who poured in 26 points to go along with 17 rebounds in L.A.’s 33-point win.
It’s unlikely any of this surprises someone like Kobe Bryant, who was caught on camera earlier this season calling Howard “soft” during an on-court dust-up.
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