Dwight Howard Throws Ball at Mavericks Fan, Which Is a No-No (Video + GIF)
Most of the time, when fans heckle pro athletes, it rolls right off their backs. After all, they’ve been playing in front of thousands of people (or in the case of the Florida Panthers, hundreds) for a long time, and they simply do not get to where they are without the ability to block out distractions.
However, every once in a while, circumstances will conspire to create a memorable confrontation between fans and players. We saw one during the 2013 American League Championship Series, when Boston’s Shane Victorino shared a few choice words with some bleacher bums at Detroit’s Comerica Park. And last night we saw one in Dallas, where the Mavericks were hosting the Rockets.
That confrontation? It was between a courtside Mavs fan and—who else?—Dwight Howard.
Now, I don’t know what the fan was saying to Howard. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that the dude is a total prima donna. Who knows? All I do know for sure is that Dwight noticed the guy…and then thew the ball at him.
Sure, he didn’t throw it hard or anything. But it was definitely at the guy. And for that, he got a technical.
Take a look:
The sad thing is this one stupid move completely overshadowed an otherwise excellent night for Howard. The guy had 33 points and 11 rebounds in his team’s losing effort, but the only thing people are talking about is this.