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Vince Carter says he was joking around about Dwight Howard “crybaby” crack

Nov 22, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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Predictably, the Internet loved it when Vince Carter said Dwight Howard was the biggest crybaby he knew. After two years of drama as he left Orlando for Los Angeles, the L.A. for Houston, it’s safe to say fans outside H Town are pretty much done with all things Dwight. And Carter’s comments fit right into the conventional wisdom that Howard is not mentally tough enough to lead a team to a title.

But Carter thinks you’re taking his comment way too seriously.

The day after his comments went viral Carter backtracked from them a little speaking to the Dallas Morning News.

“Everybody is blowing it out of proportion,” Carter said. “First of all, we were just playing around joking. It was a joke because he said it to me first. And we were complaining about his 3 seconds (in the lane). He was saying, stop crying. And I said, you’re the biggest crybaby.”

Vince Carter is a guy who has transformed his image around the league — he was the big-ego, high-flying superstar who people thought couldn’t lead a team, into now a solid veteran role player. A decade ago nobody thought this was the Carter we would see in 2013.

We’ll see if Howard can transform his image over the years he’s in Houston. Right now it is what Vince Carter said it is.

  1. antistratfordian - Nov 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    It was obviously harmless banter between associates.

  2. davidly - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    It was clear from the original comment that Carter was poking fun. Of course, in the PBT comment microverse, what he said wasn’t as much blown into a monster-sized molehill as it was an opportunity to self-devolve into shady schlong-swangin’ sport regarding who the superior ball player is between Vince Carter and Blake Griffin. Gotta love the Internets!

  3. legend30 - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Dwight has a mangina.

  4. fnc111 - Nov 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM



  5. ji8888 - Nov 22, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    It’s actually true if you think about it. Dwight had been crying about Van Gundy to leave back in Orlando which left a bad taste towards Magic fans and the franchise. He cried about Mike Brown, Kobe, and Dantoni when he was playing with the Lakers. Now we should just wait till he cries again.

    Biggest diva in the NBA!

  6. canuckinamerica - Nov 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    And Vince’s mother will tell you the same thing.

  7. Anoesis - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    The best jokes are funny because there is an element of truth in them.

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