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Dwight Howard thought Lakers’ fans “Howard sucks” chants were funny (VIDEO)

Feb 20, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Lakers fans got their cathartic release of booing Dwight Howard and chanting “Howard sucks” at him Wednesday night while Howard and his new teammates showed why he made the right basketball move this summer as Houston routed the Los Angeles Lakers.

Howard and the Rockets thought the chants were funny. As evidence, here is something the Rockets posted to Instagram from the team’s flight up to Golden State (for a Thursday night game):

Or, watch Howard as he inbounds the ball during the game.

Hat tip to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated’s The Point Forward, who does not believe Howard sucks but might chant it anyway.

  1. supervillain910 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    He is such a big child smh…….

    • southbeachtalent - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      Sooo he’s supposed to get angry?

      • supervillain910 - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM

        No, I just never see him be serious about anything. He could just let it go instead of being the typical clown that he is… Do you see any of the greats clowning about getting boo’d or slandered by the crowd? Just be a pro and let your play keep doing the talking….

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM

        First of all, shout out to Kurt for posting this, it was hilarious.

        @supervillain:

        He seemed pretty freaking serious when he’s been destroying teams the last 5-6 games averaging like 24-13 or whatever it is.

        Trolls will troll

      • deadeyedesign23 - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:58 PM

        @supervillain

        Nah that never happens: http://ballislife.com/carmelo-anthony-tells-philly-fan-to-go-f-yourself-during-knicks-5th-straight-loss/

    • azarkhan - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Awww, poor whiny Laker fan. BTW, why don’t Laker fans “just let it go instead of being the typical clown”(s)?

  2. khmerson562 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Funny how

  3. rainmaker1982 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I would’ve chanted “Mental Midget”.

    • timb12 - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      I’m sure this is offensive to midgets…

  4. au1978 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    I didn’t think their chants were funny, they were annoying. Dude made the best decision for him. Teams do that every day without regard to the impact on the players, and players have the right to do whatever is best for them regardless of the impact it may have on the fans. Get over it and move on.

  5. billtetley53 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Howard is laughing at the lakers fans…

    funny, that what all the other fanbases do too.

    The vitrol spewed on this article should be great.

  6. timb12 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    He played with what seemed like a chip on his shoulder and had a good game, if this is what works for him so be it. He also was matched up against the DEFENSIVE STOPPER Robert Sacre for most of the night, so take it for what you will.

  7. eugenesaxe1 - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    But he does suck, compared to what he could be if he applied himself to becoming better.

  8. flyrocket31 - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:46 PM

  9. azarkhan - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Bottom line: the Lakers are 18-36 and the Rockets are 37-17. LOL

    • musician0785 - Feb 22, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      You’re ignoring context…..

  10. davidly - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Over Macho Grande?

    • eugenesaxe1 - Feb 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      Excellent :)

  11. khmerson562 - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    The lakers will win the champions the next few years before the rockets. Just watch

    • xjokerz - Feb 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      really? with a 38 year old kobe bryant taking up 40% of your cap space?

      Lakers are going NO WHERE but hey..at least you get to keep selling jerseys…

      LMFAO

      #FAIL #REBUILDING

      • asimonetti88 - Feb 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        And where are the Rockets going with a player that would rather play to his weaknesses (post) than his strengths (pick and roll) because he wants to be taken “seriously”. As if people took Karl Malone any less seriously for running pick and rolls his whole damn career.

  12. balfe13 - Feb 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    The Lakers will win the champions? Seems legit.

  13. khmerson562 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    I’m asian, after I watched that video now I hate Jeremy Lin.

  14. billtetley53 - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Hey Vanessa Monetti, they are going to the playoffs. Where are your sad sack lakers going?

  15. ggallin4evr - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Not news.

  16. billtetley53 - Feb 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    davidly, I like your commenting style.

  17. thedano - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Howard, show us all of your Championship rings.

    FACT

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