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Dwight Howard commits to 2012 Olympics, kind of

Posted on: November 4, 2010 11:32 am
 
Magic center plans to "probably play" in 2012 Olympics. Posted by Matt Moore

That Team USA won Gold this summer wasn't just your run of the mill lifetime moment of triumph. It was done despite the absence of nearly the entire list of elite talent in the NBA. Most superstars took off from FIBA after giving themselves to Beijing so they could, you know, be NBA superstars over the summer. But there's been solid talk from most of the players about being prepared for London in 2012 and joining the ranks of Team USA once more.

You can count Dwight Howard among them.

The Orlando Sentinel asked Howard about 2012 and his plans for the Olympics:

"I'll probably play. Of course," Howard said. "It's another chance to represent our country."


Okay, not exactly the lock the Sentinel makes it out to be. But with no real reason for him not to join his countrymen in Great Britain, Howard should probably be penned in, not penciled. Howard's a huge difference maker, even with the awkward fit for him in international style. Team USA was desperately short on centers this summer, and with Howard so physically dominant, he can lead to mutltiple possessions. And that greatly improves the chances of Team USA going for Gold again.

Of course, he'll have to get along with the Heat, more than likely... awkward!
Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:50 pm
 

Dwight Howard commits to 2012 Olympics, kind of

he thinks the word even is some guy named Evan.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:49 pm
 

Dwight Howard commits to 2012 Olympics, kind of

this is a stupid post



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 2:13 pm
 

Dwight Howard commits to 2012 Olympics, kind of

Looks like Kobe is beginning to influence alot of players into playing. 



Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:44 pm
 

Dwight Howard commits to 2012 Olympics, kind of

If you say Durant is better at center than Dwight Howard you shouldn't be able to watch basketball.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 12:15 pm
 

Dwight Howard commits to 2012 Olympics, kind of

You better play or you're another bum hood rat to me.   Durant > Howard evan at center


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