By Nick Margiasso IV
With the Lakers down in the dumps in what seems like their lowest point in forever, Los Angeles fans got the chance to celebrate an age-old right of passage for all sports fans — taking their frustrations out on an ex-player. In this case it was Dwight Howard of the Rockets, who famously dissed them after one of the most frustrating seasons in Lakers history.
Upon his return in last night’s Rockets 134-108 drubbing of the Lakers, L.A. fans showered him with “Howard sucks!” chants at every opportunity. Dwight took it until he could no more, as he is wont to do when he thinks he is not getting the kind of attention he deserves, and did what any famously big kid would do. He mocked them by chanting it with them.
Oh, but his mockery did not end there. D12 took his show out of the spotlight of the Staples Center and back to the Houston team plane, where he continued to make the message clear via Instagram. Because, well, as Dwight would say, “Howard sucks!”