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Howard holds 'moment of silence' for dunk victim

Posted on: April 12, 2011 10:22 am
Edited on: April 12, 2011 10:23 am
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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard asks for a "moment of silence" after dunking over Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Even throughout all his bitterness towards NBA officials, it's important to remember something about Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard: he has an amazing sense of humor. 

During the third quarter of a Monday night game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Howard threw down an absolutely vicious alley oop slam dunk over Sixers guard Jrue Holiday. Trailing a transition play with the Magic leading 56-54, Howard rose way up to snare a lofted pass from Magic guard Jameer Nelson, catching the ball in one motion and pounding it down on Holiday, who did his best to get out of the way.

The only thing better than the dunk was Howard's post-game comment about it, taken down by the Orlando Sentinel.
“Sometimes, like your momma says, when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time bad things happen,” Howard opined.
“Really, I was just going to lay the ball up, and then Jrue jumped. I feel bad for his head. Let’s have a moment of silence for Jrue.”
Howard then lowered his head.
Here's video of the dunk, courtesy of YouTube user NBA.

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Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Howard holds 'moment of silence' for dunk victim

if this was over another big man then i would say it was a good dunk,but cmon its over a guard



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Howard holds 'moment of silence' for dunk victim

Hurray! Another NBA player who's ego knows no bounds. 



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Howard holds 'moment of silence' for dunk victim

So does Howard. Kind of a pointless comment.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2011 11:19 am
 

Howard holds 'moment of silence' for dunk victim

Blake does that on a daily basis.


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