The inevitable fine for Dwight Howard’s bit of showmanship against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night has been handed down.
The Charlotte Hornets’ big man will have to give up $35,000 for what the league has generously called an “obscene gesture.” It’s almost a shame the league stopped short of describing the gesture, because, well, there may not be many family-friendly ways to do so.
Dwight Howard fined $35K by league for "obscene gesture on the playing court." What did he do? Well… pic.twitter.com/cO8PwhAuf0
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) November 25, 2017
Go ahead and try to think of a corporate-style statement recounting what Howard did. It’s not easy. So you can’t blame the NBA for opting to use as few words as possible on this.
Howard has actually been quietly dominating the league again this season. He’s averaging 15.5 points and 12.9 rebounds per game, racking up at least 20 points and 13 boards in each of Charlotte’s last three games.
With Dwight getting his game back, his antics surely wouldn’t be far behind.
It now appears Howard is back to truly being himself — for better or worse.
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