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Dwight Howard’s parody PSA calls for fans to ‘Save the Centers’ (VIDEO)

Jan 25, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

This video clip was originally published over a year ago, but with Dwight Howard losing his starting spot in the All-Star game to Kevin Love thanks to fan voting, it’s once again making the rounds.

The NBA recently eliminated the center position from the voting process, instead giving players either backcourt or frontcourt designations. In recent seasons, centers were voted in as starters over other players more deserving simply because it was required to fill the center position. Ironically, Howard (and Roy Hibbert in the East) are both in the middle of campaigns deserving of All-Star recognition this season.

Howard is in no danger of missing out on All-Star honors, however — he’s a lock to be voted in by the coaches as a reserve. This clip reminds us just how silly it is to complain about whether or not someone starts in a midseason exhibition that is for the fans to enjoy, more than anything else.

  1. 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    I’m glad this was over a year ago, cause if this was just a couple days ago how pathetic would this be?! lol

  2. monkeyhateclean - Jan 26, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Not a fan of the Wolves, but if dropping the All-Star game’s center “requirement” means KLove gets the nod ahead of Howard, I’m all for it. Howard is an obscenely overrated player, and there are far better players (even at the C position) than him.

    Unfortunately, fan voting matters in this game. As a result, All-Star starters are rarely the BEST players, merely the most popular, and most brand-friendly.

    Players like Bryant who recognize their “brand” has far exceeded their merit deserve some credit for trying to opt out. Bryant’s name may still sell $200 shoes to idiots, but even he seems to realize that even on his BEST day, he’s highly mediocre, and aren’t a lot of “best” days remaining for him.

    Good on Kobe for realizing that at this point, he’s day-old bread.
    Bad on Laker fans for giving this guy even a single vote. You only embarrass yourselves. Which is saying something, because the Clippers run LA now. Anyone in LA who still supports the Lakers is a sad clown.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      So what you’re saying is when your team hits the skids you go and jump ship to the next hot team smoking? Who’s really the sad clown?! Go Heat right!!?

    • imakcds - Jan 26, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      this only illustrates Dwight’s biggest problem: He doesn’t take anything seriously, and everything is all fun and games with him.
      when you get PAID millions of dollars, that’s Serious Business.
      and in a business defined by winning, you need to get serious about your business.
      but dwight will just try to keep on smilin’….

      • imakcds - Jan 26, 2014 at 7:47 PM

        I meant to post that,not reply. I certainly have no reply for a dirty hateful ape.
        although that does sound like a typical Clipper fan.

  3. rabbi187 - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    “BUCKETS” lol

  4. bhunter1995 - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Even if the Center position was voted for individually he doesn’t deserve the starting spot. Look at what Cousins is doing down in Sacramento. 22 PPG 12 RB almost 4 APG and he leads his team in steals and blocks, he is having a much better season then D12 and deserves the starting 5 spot. Some people might talk about record but record means nothing, last time I checked Kobe is #2 overall in fan votes and he has played six games for my Lakers whoare almost double negative.

  5. belleby123 - Jan 27, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Is there a planet where people find Dwight Howard’s antics amusing? If there is I wish he would go there.

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