Posts Tagged ‘Dwight Howard’

The Houston Rockets celebrate Dwight Howard’s birthday

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday was Dwight Howard‘s birthday — the Houston Rockets center turned 29 years old. And in order to celebrate the day, the Rockets brought cake and cupcakes into the locker room. And somehow, thanks largely to the efforts of Francisco Garcia and Trevor Ariza, Howard goes from looking like this…

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To looking like this…

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Check the full video of the birthday incident below…


VIDEO: Dwight Day

Joakim Noah, amateur dermatologist?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few weeks back we checked on regarding the NBA’s new swingman jerseys, and saw a commercial where Dwight Howard met his match, so to speak.

In these latest adidas Swingman jersey spots, Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Denver’s Kenneth Faried introduce us to their doppelgangers, one a dermatologist, another a perfume-selling manimal.


VIDEO: Joakim Swingman


VIDEO: Faried Swingman

Backboard déjà vu


VIDEO: Gerald Green does it for self

We’ve seen Tracy McGrady put his creativity to use. Many times.

Vince Carter took it to another level.

Dwight Howard even added his own Superman touch to it.

And now, once again, Dunk HQ legend Gerald Green is writing a new chapter in the “Do It Yourself”, pass-off-the-backboard-for-a-slam manual.

This spur-of-the-moment play is nothing new for Green, who stunned the Blazers last season with something similar. This time, it’s the Magic who are the victim of Green’s “make a way out of no way” thought process.

Let the scouting report show: it’s probably best if opponents don’t let Green step through and around them at the right elbow.

Nobody misses a dunk like Joey Dorsey

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Houston’s Dwight Howard missed last night’s game against the New York Knicks, his third straight game out after straining his knee. One of the players to get minutes in Howard’s place was forward Joey Dorsey, who came off the bench to play 13 minutes. And while he was on the floor, Dorsey had at least one play that brought the bench to its feet…although probably not in the way he intended.

As you can see in the clip below, Dorsey’s dunk attempt — and yes, he was fouled during the play — came up just a bit short. And the guys on the Houston bench, including Dwight, seemed to think it was rather hilarious…


Video: Dorsey Dunk

(via r/NBA)

OKC hosts block party for Houston


VIDEO: OKC get three rejections in one possession against the Rockets

There was a brick fair of enormous magnitude in Oklahoma City on Sunday and it was all in Chesapeake Energy Arena. James Harden missed 12 of 17. Dwight Howard missed 10 of 14 — 19 of 27 if you count free throws. Houston’s stars weren’t the only culprits. In fact, nobody shot 50 percent from the field. Nobody.

The Rockets shot 28.7 percent from the field, undoubtedly helped to that figure by the ridiculous rim protection from the trio of Steven Adams, Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins. Fourteen blocks combined, they threw six offerings from Howard. Credit the Rockets for continuing to challenge the Thunder, but their intrepidity in the paint was likely necessitated by their abysmal launching from deep (7-for-35 out there).

Despite Houston’s shooting woes, it got the 69-65 win (read that score again slowly) because OKC wasn’t much better (29.4 percent). It was a physical affair, replete with four technical fouls, a Pat Beverley sighting and more trash talk than a little bit. Win or no win, the Thunder, particularly young big man Adams, gave the Rockets a rim party to remember.


VIDEO: OKC swats 15 shots in Sunday’s narrow loss to the Rockets

Little kid pranks Dwight Howard

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We got pranks happening all over the place these days. And its spreading — after double pranks in Phoenix, now it’s happening in Houston. In this video posted today by the NBA, a kid on the set of a commercial hit inside a table and popped out to surprise Dwight Howard, who appears to be surprised — maybe a little too surprised. As the caption reads, “@dwighthoward the unsuspecting victim of a practical joke on the set of the new #NBAStore Commercial. #NBAGearUp”

Dwight Howard helps launch all-new NBA Swingman jerseys


VIDEO: Swingman

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA players are basically real-life superheroes — bigger, faster, stronger. Fans not only love watching and rooting for them, fans want to be them, which is basically impossible. But adidas and the NBA have teamed up to make a jersey that makes it more possible than ever before. From a release…

All-new adidas NBA Swingman jerseys feature improved materials and fit to better replicate the jerseys worn on the NBA court by players. The premium mesh body of the jersey provides enhanced comfort and appearance while the tailored fit offers a slimmer cut and reduced length for superior style. In addition, the name and numbers on the jerseys are applied through a new process that provides a similar performance look and feel as authentic NBA jerseys.

Fans can purchase the adidas NBA Swingman jerseys at NBAStore.com, the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and team retailers now for $110 in adult sizes and $75 in youth sizes.

Dwight Howard has advice for JJ Watt

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERJJ Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans, and one of the most unstoppable players in the NFL. Last week, in fact, he intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown, and upon scoring broke into…something? As Watt says in the video below, he thinks his victory dance may have contained elements of the nae nae.

Luckily, Watt plays in Houston, where Dwight Howard also plays. And we already know about Dwight’s dancing prowess. So a Houston TV station went to Dwight and got him to deliver a pep talk for Watt.


VIDEO: Watt Howard

(via SBN)

Dwight Howard continues dominating against little kids

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few months ago we saw Houston big man Dwight Howard honing his skills via an unusual training regimen — dunking on a little kid. Well, as we see from this video posted this week on Instagram, Dwight’s at it again, although this time he’s working on his defense. Don’t bring that weak stuff in here, kid!

Dwight Howard doesn't play to make friends #DPOY

A video posted by Jordan W (@j14wade) on

(via TNLP)

Rockets teammates get a little bit of NCAA fever

By Jeff Case

ICYMI last night, the Final Four from Dallas, Texas had two classic games: No. 1-seeded Florida vs. No. 7-seeded UConn and, in the late game, No. 2-seeded Wisconsin vs. No. 8-seeded Kentucky. (SPOILER ALERT: It’s a UConn-Kentucky national championship game tomorrow).

As you’d expect, such great matchups weren’t lost on many of the NBA’s best players, some of whom took to Instagram to reveal who they were rooting for … or to show you which game they were attending.

The Florida-UConn game saw Houston Rockets stars Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons (an ex-Gator himself) in the crowd.

C'mon gators do it for @chandlerparsons

A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward) on

Great time in the student section with @dmoswag and @dwighthoward !!

A video posted by ChandlerParsons (@chandlerparsons) on

Former Georgetown star Allen Iverson surprisingly had some nice words for the UConn Huskies after the win … mostly because Iverson’s former Sixers teammate (and an ex-Husky himself) Kevin Ollie coaches the squad. Here’s what AI had to say:

Congratulations K.O. this couldn’t happen to a better person. I’m very excited about you being in the National Championship game. I never thought I could pull for UConn, but I will this year because you’re there. Good luck and God bless you … #TheAnswer