Dwight Howard is by far the softest big man in the NBA. There, I said it. The Atlanta Hawks center can’t even take a hard foul without lashing out. On Monday night Howard shoved Boston Celtics forward Al Horford after he was on the receiving end of a hard foul.
🚨Dwight Howard Shoved Al Horford Because He Couldn’t Take A Hard Foul 🚨 pic.twitter.com/8HFimnWHQO
— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) February 28, 2017
OK, that’s a hard foul by Horford, but nothing out of the ordinary or next level. He pulled Howard’s arm down to prevent him from getting a shot off. It was a basketball play.
If Howard was actually mad, why didn’t he get in Horford’s face or actually stand up for himself and go nose-to-nose with him. Instead he reached out and shoved him as he was walking away. That is the ultimate fake tough guy move.
Howard rightly received a technical foul for the shove and later was ejected from the game as he picked up his second technical for hanging on the rim.
Good job Dwight.