Vince Carter calls Dwight Howard a ‘crybaby’ and it’s glorious

Vince Carter and Dwight Howard were once teammates.

From 2009-2010, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard were teammates on the Orlando Magic. Carter has seen Howard play up close and personal, so he knows the history of the big man.

They play on separate teams now and they faced off last night as the Mavericks took on the Rockets. During the game, Carter had some choice words for Howard as he was talking with an official.

“All the time,” Carter told ESPN of Howard’s whining to officials. “He always talks about how I’m a crybaby. I was like, ‘Yo, you’re the biggest crybaby I know.’ And then later, he’s like, ‘Yo, why’d you say that to me?’ But I know Dwight. It’s all good, but he is [a crybaby].”

Of course Carter didn’t really say any of that to really attack Howard, but it’s true that in this league with floppers and bad officiating, the perception of certain players are put under the microscope. For Howard, after he whined his way out of Orlando and flopped in Los Angeles, his reputation isn’t very strong. Adding to the fact that he’s a terrible offensive player for a guy of his stature, he has a lot going against him.

His perception of being a unreliable basketball player has always been something I held on to after he forced his way out of Orlando. Carter just adds to the perception of what I have of him. Is Howard that bad? Probably not. But he’s turned himself into that kind of a villain in the NBA where we want to see him look bad. After all, he did bring some of it to himself and Carter is just pointing it out to us again.

And for me, as a non-fan of Howard, this was just what I like to see.

Dwight Howard is pathetic

What a pathetic excuse for a basketball player.

Shout to SBNation for capturing this. To avoid shooting free throws (because he’s only making half of his attempts), Dwight Howard ran away from defenders to avoid being fouled.

What a pathetic player. How about you just learn how to shoot free throws better?

You can tell I don’t like him. This just proves my point why I was elated he wasn’t joining the Warriors.

He ran away from his problems and his team lost. Justice.

Report: Dwight Howard has made decision, will announce on Twitter this week

Sounds like a very Dwight Howard thing to do. Grab all the attention to himself and his Twitter account, hold five franchises in the wait. I never understood what was so appealing about this guy. Great rebounder and defender, yes. But offensive liability, huge ego and still unsure of his own status in the NBA. I just don’t think that’s the kind of guy the Warriors need on their team.

Report: Warriors try to clear cap space for Dwight Howard pursuit

I really hope this is just a ploy to force Lakers to make a move. I just don’t want Howard on this team.

Where will Dwight Howard land in free agency? Ranking possible destinations

Dwight Howard is an offensive liability. Sure his defense is good, but that’s it. Can’t shoot the ball, can’t hit free throws, injury history and whines too much. The contract he’ll demand is not worth the headache.

Lakers unveil ‘Stay’ billboards urging Dwight Howard to re-sign in free agency

He’s bad news and just a bad handful for any team.

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

Dwight Howard, why do you have to be so soft? It looked like Lee was going up for a shot and it was accidental. How about you be a better basketball player? Make your free throws, hustle for the ball, improve your jump shot and stop being weak? I used to respect your game but your mentality in recent years really isn’t healthy.

The Lakers are struggling, haven’t improved and are mocking the media

The Lakers are three games under .500 right now. They were three games under .500 when they fired Mike Brown. They haven’t gotten better and watching them play, they look like they have no direction.

A news report came out that there was a locker room feud and they decided to mock it. Both Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant went to Twitter to post the exact photo of them pretending to fight, disputing the claim that they are having issues.

I don’t know about you, even though it’s a good idea to dispute a report, putting up a picture like this to me of a mask of real problems. The Lakers are not meeting expectations and are not in the playoff hunt. Taking jabs at the media instead of playing better basketball sure looks like a team with no direction.

Hey Dwight Howard, why do you suck so much at free throws?

The Hack-a-Howard is in full effect in the NBA and the Lakers are 8-10 due in part that their starting center is missing free throws left and right. It’s a brilliant defensive strategy and it works to take advantage of the opposition’s weakness.

But what puzzles me is this: Why does Dwight Howard suck at free throws so much?

I can come up with scientific reasoning like his arms are too strong, his hands are too big, and he has no finesse. But those are all lame excuses.

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Dwight Howard’s trade to Lakers and watching the NBA as a fan of the 99%

Oh no… he whined and complained his way to LA.

If you haven’t heard, ESPN is reporting that Dwight Howard is joining the Lakers. And once again, the NBA has allowed itself to become a monopoly of the rich getting richer.

But of course, if you’re a fan of the Lakers, this doesn’t affect you as you’re happy at once again finding offseason success. Getting Howard, getting Steve Nash and keeping Pau Gasol with Kobe Bryant is just all stuff that the rich and privilege continue to receive.

Since moving to Los Angeles several months ago, I’ve gotten to understand the Lakers fanbase a little better and I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of them (not all) are just spoiled. They’ll never understand what the majority of the league goes through because they don’t know what suffering looks like. Granted they’ve drafted good players in the past, but they’re always on the top and unlike many other teams, aren’t familiar with struggles.

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