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Dwight Howard practices threes, could become Lakers stretch five

Nov 14, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

OK, probably not.

But seeing Dwight Howard effortlessly swish a few corner threes through the net during warmups has to be encouraging to Mike D’Antoni, right? At least as a very, very seldom-used option.

Hopefully, not one that will ever be used in end-of-game situations, though — especially with the other team’s tallest player right there contesting, and with five seconds still left on the clock.

[via TBJ]

  1. andycapozello - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    yup, typical Dwight Howard. He’s another moron in the NBA.

  2. 2jaylee - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Practicing threes instead of free throws, nice Dwight nice.

  3. chargerdillon - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Dear Dwight, I’m a Laker fan who watched the pisspoor free throw shooting of Shaq. Shaq is a better shot than you, and he had the sense to not take 3’s. Until you can hit better than 50% at the free throw line, step away from that damn 3point line.

    This has to be the dumbest idea ive ever heard of. Have you seen the way he shoots a free throw? You really think having him shoot 3’s is good……

    wow….just wow

    • mytthor - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

      Small point, Dwight has a better career average than Shaq on free throws, and does average over 50%. Last year was his worst and you have to figure it was partially the back issues.

  4. cantonbound13 - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    You think he’d practice his free throws

    • tcclark - Nov 14, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      or his post game…

  5. connaniii - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    WTF! when you think you’ve heard it all……..this is making D’Antoni a little suspicious as Lakers try to avoid an aborted season! like somebody else said… sic”you’d think he’d be practicing free throws!

  6. connaniii - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    You’ve gotta be kidding!

  7. ndirishfan1 - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Andrew Bynum’s so jealous right now.

    • limonadamas - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      that’s hilarious… hahaha

  8. misterdreamer119 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Pau misses a 3 last night to win the game hero style, so the clown face is practicing 3s instead of freethrows.
    Typical.

  9. rueg10 - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    a guy with no J to begin with? come on. this is insane. pau has a nice stroke, but howard? ugh. i can’t believe this even makes news. i’ve wasted precious minutes of the day reading this article and typing this response. lol.

  10. tcclark - Nov 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    So it’s immature when Bynum does it, but a good idea when Dwight Howard does it? I could never be a reporter, i have too much common sense.

  11. proballerslounge - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    http://proballerslounge.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/could-tonights-matchup-be-and-nba-finals-preview/

  12. realninerfan22 - Nov 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Wow smh…… He needs to work on his low post game and freetrows. NBA done turned into a joke. All these flawed superstar basketball players, no skill, they’re just playing off their god given ability. This is a dam shame. NBA isnt the same anymore it’s sad.

  13. mytthor - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Folks, it’s a joke. Until he takes one in a game let’s all just settle down a little. I’ve been to an NBA shootaround seeing players mess around and practice 3/4 quart hook shots.

  14. petermac44 - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Dwight – Please practice free throws – 500 makes a day before you can leave. Do not become Shaq!

  15. GymAlien - Nov 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    I saw him practicing free throws first before the Clipper preseason game. Clanking way too many; just like always. And then a little later, over on the same side as this video shows, I saw someone draining threes…about 5 or 6 in a row and I shook my head when I realized it was Dwight!
    His emphasis on flicking the wrist overly hard and not moving his elbow up on his free throws will keep him from ever doing well. Funny thing is I saw him practicing with Ed Palubinskas on a YouTube video and he was doing it right (smoothly accelerating the ball and releasing with touch; not over emphasizing the flicking wrist or abruptly moving the ball).
    GymAlien said so.

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