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Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

Posted on: April 6, 2011 8:26 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2011 8:46 pm
 
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard received his 18th technical foul of the season and faces a suspension from the NBA. Posted by Ben Golliver.

With 3:38 remaining in the second quarter of a Wednesday night game between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats, Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard was assessed a technical foul after being whistled for a 10-second violation while shooting a free throw. The technical is Howard's 18th on the season and, if it's not rescinded upon league review, will require Howard to serve a one-game suspension.

The Associated Press sets the scene.
The poor-shooting Howard has always been deliberate at the line, and referee Bennett Salvatore called a violation for taking too long to attempt his second shot late in the second quarter Wednesday at Charlotte. As the crowd jeered, Howard tossed the ball away from any official. Salvatore immediately gave Howard a technical.

Howard and the Magic next play on Sunday, when they host the Chicago Bulls at Amway Center.

Back on March 5, Howard was suspended for one game by the league office after he received his 16th technical foul. NBA league rules mandate than players must serve a one-game suspension for every two technicals they receive after their 16th technical. 

Howard and his coach, Stan Van Gundy, have griped about NBA referees' treatment of Howard all season. Van Gundy found himself in hot water when he made some harsh comments about NBA commissioner David Stern while defending Howard.

The suspension will not have meaningful playoff implications. The Magic are essentially locked into the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, as they trail the No. 3 seed Miami Heat by 5.5 games  and lead the No. 5 seed Atlanta Hawks by five games with just four games to play. 
Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 8:44 am
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

THROWING THE BALL AWAY IS A DELAY OF GAME.LOOK UP THE RULES



Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 8:43 am
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

Regardless do u think dwight cares?it cost them nothing and hell it rests him up.I realize it was for an elbow dude i was just saying u couldnt even beat us 2 years ago when dwight was suspended.U guys wish u had dwight howard in philly maybe u would be able to taste the 2nd round again.....




Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

So he got 2 more technicals recently on calls that should have been delay of game calls. Stern apparently has instructed the refs to assess techs faster against the Magic than other teams probably around the same time he was imitating the Godfather in regards to Stan Van Gundy's comments on officials. It means little in terms of the playoffs. Sit him for the last few games anyway so he is fresh for the playoffs. It's not going to impact seeding.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 11:34 am
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

I dont care if hes a whiner or not.Carmello and amare and kobe have over 10 so does that make them a whiner?just because u guys couldnt take care of us 2 years ago when dwight was suspended for a game dont talk about our team.U dont know our team or our games
I shouldn't even respond to a comment this stupid, but I'll bite.  Do you know why he was suspended 2 years ago? Because he elbowed a player in the the head when he wasn't looking.

That incident is just one of many that illustrates what a bitch Dwight Howard is. There's been numerous times where thrown an elbow at guys who aren't looking. I know, I know, he's a superstar and the best center in the league. That's a given. But he lacks mental toughness.  Shaq and Iverson (who is ghetto as anyone who ever played in the league) played by different rules, and I don't recall them ever crying as often as Dwight Howard. If Shaq could take the beatings he took and not cry about it, why can't Dwight take his lumps and shut up?

You Magic fans have certainly been drinking the Kool-Aid served up by the local media. Dwight is a unique player, and with that comes unique calls (or non-calls). If he can't accept that, and it seems he cannot, THAT'S HIS PROBLEM. I'm telling you, get rid of Stan Van Gundy. Bring in a more even-keeled coach and you will see a drastic improvement in Dwight's temperament. Stan Van's years of crying like a little girl have affected Dwight Howard whether you believe it or not.

And one more thing, delay of game and 10 second free throw violation are two different calls. And Dwight got the tech for throwing the ball away like a spoiled brat. Learn your calls (or just read the article) before you pop off.




Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

Delay of game. Simple as that. I pity all of the idiots that paid $200.00 for $10 seats for Sundays Bulls/Magic game. The league shoots itself in the foot on this one if they don't rescind this stupid "technical". Be sure to tune into ABC at 1PM Sunday to see Noah battle Malik Allen.



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

funny, normally when you don't give the ball to the ref, its usually a delay of game.  For Dwight its a tech.  Thats what makes idiot say Dwight is a whiner.  What they don't get is that Dwight is officiated by different rules.



Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

Howierd another technical! That just ain't Dwight!



Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

I dont care if hes a whiner or not.Carmello and amare and kobe have over 10 so does that make them a whiner?just because u guys couldnt take care of us 2 years ago when dwight was suspended for a game dont talk about our team.U dont know our team or our games



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 9:02 pm
 

Dwight Howard draws 18th T, set for suspension

Dwight Howard just doesn't get it. No one wants to watch him sit there at the free throw line holding the ball forever. It hasn't helped his FT%. Worst of all, his crybaby coach is rubbing off on him, turning the strongest player in the league into the biggest whiner.


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