Posts Tagged ‘Dwight Howard’

The Houston Rockets are on their Quest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA season is underway and the NBA on TNT is back with games (including a doubleheader starting tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET) as teams begin their quest for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. We’ve already seen “The Quest” spots starring the Cavaliers and the Clippers, and here’s another new “Quest” commercial featuring Houston Rockets’ stars James Harden and Dwight Howard.

VIDEO: Rockets Quest

POSTERIZED: Weekend Update

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As part of our ongoing attempts to chronicle every time someone in the NBA gets POSTERIZED, in order to have a most perfect Posterized Poll when that time comes, I’m doing my best to keep up with every posterization happening. And this weekend there were a few developments.

To begin with, Harrison Barnes POSTERIZED Dwight Howard. There’s no arguing this one. Also, notice the celebration by the Warriors bench in the background…

VIDEO: Barnes on Howard

There were two other dunks worth noting, although I don’t believe either should qualify for the POSTERIZED Poll. I believe the rules are open to interpretation, however, so I am willing to hear arguments for or against in the comments section.

First, Boston’s Avery Bradley had an awesome dunk yesterday down the stretch against the Spurs. And while it was a thunderous dunk, the closest Spur to the finish is probably LaMarcus Aldridge, and I don’t think we can definitively say that Aldridge got POSTERIZED.

VIDEO: Bradley dunk

The other play worth considering came in the Thunder/Nuggets game. Russell Westbrook threw down an incredible put-back dunk, over a couple of Nuggets players, most notably Danilo Gallinari. But I am hesitant to consider this an official POSTERIZED play because Gallinari had his back turned. I guess he still got dunked on, but my definition of being posterized is when you are face-to-face with the dunker.

VIDEO: Westbrook dunk

Am I wrong? Right? Let us know in the comments below…

Dwight Howard fires up the Houston Texans

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Houston Texans hosted Thursday Night Football, squaring off against the Indianapolis Colts. And who better to fire up the Texans than Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard, who we see here practicing his pregame speech. And when it came time to lead the team out onto the field, Howard did his best to get everyone pumped up…

Houston Rockets unveil new alternate jerseys

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Some NBA teams might have an alternate jersey. Last night, the Houston Rockets unveiled not one but three alternate jerseys. With the help of Dwight Howard, Donatas Motiejunas and Sam Dekker, the Rockets rolled out the Clutch City “Pride” jersey, a silver alternate, as well as a “Space City” black alternate that will drop in 2016. Which is your favorite jersey?

Rockets’ Harrell helps save trapped motorist

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has long been known as Superman. But perhaps their rookie big man Montrezl Harrell also has a claim to the nickname.

According to a series of tweets from a University of Louisville sports information director, Harrell, who attended Louisville, helped save someone trapped in an overturned, smoking car.

Dwight Howard rates James Harden the best left-hander of all-time

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few weeks ago on the blogtable, we looked at some of the greatest left-handed players of all-time, a list that includes some legendary NBA players, such as Bill Russell, David Robinson, Manu Ginobili, Tiny Archibald…the list can go on and on.

Houston guard James Harden got one vote on our list, but that’s presumably only because his teammate Dwight Howard didn’t have a vote.

Last night, Howard took to Twitter to answer questions from fans, and when asked for his take on the greatest lefty of all-time, Howard went with Harden…

And you know what? Dwight hears your disagreement, and respectfully reserves the right to disagree…

And for what it’s worth, Howard mentioned Russell among his list of the best in League history…

When a fan asked how Russell could be one of the three best of all-time but not the best lefty, Howard had an answer ready for him…

What do you say? Is James Harden the best lefty of all-time? Or does someone else get your vote?

Stop it, Dwight Howard … you’re making us hungry

By Jeff Case

According to the Waffle House website, the breakfast-focused restaurant got its start on Labor Day of 1955 in the Atlanta suburb of Avondale Estates. Since then, the restaurant has grown into a national chain known for, of course, waffles, and other a.m. fare.

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, an Atlanta native, detailed in an interview with’s Ken Berger two years ago how, in an effort to revamp his diet, eliminated almost all grain products from his diet.

Q: Did you also eliminate a lot of grain products – pasta, bread and stuff?

A: Oh, no bread.

Q: You don’t eat bread at all?

A: No bread. Pasta maybe once or twice a week. I don’t eat a lot of steak, so it’s fish and chicken and stuff like that. I had to relearn how to eat on game days, and for a minute it took a while to get used to. They would tell us that we would have to eat at lunch and don’t eat until after the game. So that’s like a long break from 12 o’clock to not eating until after the game. That’s when we found out that almonds were a good way to burn fat and they really help you in games when you have those almonds. I couldn’t eat as much as I wanted to, and I hated that.

Well, it’s the offseason and we’re all allowed to cheat a little bit on our diets, right? Howard posted photos of himself on Instagram demolishing not one, but TWO, breakfasts at Waffle House …

Waffle House is life. 💯

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All done. Rd 2 coming u digg. 💯

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Oh ok.

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(h/t FTW)


Dwight Howard dressed as The Predator for Comic-Con

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Comic-Con just ended out in San Diego, the annual event where fans of comic books and comic book culture gather to celebrate all things related to comics and science fiction. And while many attendees dress as their favorite superheroes, how would a seven-foot NBA star dress up? Well, Houston’s Dwight Howard attended Comic-Con with a full The Predator costume. It’s a pretty good costume, but I’d imagine it’s hard for Dwight to go incognito no matter what kind of costume he’s in…

VIDEO: Dwight at Comic-Con

Rockets’ Howard Waits Out Storm With Fans After Game 4

By Nick Margiasso IV

Was it that the win was so sweet one Rockets big man hung around the arena to take it all in? No, but he was at the Toyota Center until all hours anyway.

Awful weather in the Houston area caused many fans caught up in the glee of a Game 4 win to get smacked right in the face with arena authorities advising them to stay inside the stadium due to safety concerns related to bad thunderstorms and the like. The thing is, their pal Dwight Howard stayed, too. (It could be just that he was looking for some extra court time in case his Flagrant I on Andrew Bogut is upgraded by the league)

Dwight Howard gives Chris Paul a ride

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Houston Rockets mounted an epic run over the last few games to come from behind and overtake the Clippers, and advance to the Western Conference Finals. But they nearly didn’t make it, as the Clippers tried to come back at the end of Game 7. That comeback included a fair amount of intentional fouling, which teams do frequently when Dwight Howard, a poor free throw shooter, is on the court.

So here’s a Vine of Chris Paul fouling Howard by hopping on his back and hanging on for dear life. And because this is the internet, this Vine is set to Ginuwine’s “Pony.”