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Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Posted on: September 2, 2011 8:35 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2011 10:13 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

Life just gets zanier and zanier for Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard as he tours Asia with adidas.

Only a few days ago, Howard dunked on a 12-foot tall giraffe statue in a Japanese shopping mall. That wasn't enough of a publicity stunt, apparently, because his latest move was to convince 100 Chinese people to plank on a basketball court to make the shape of his new adidas logo.

CNBC.com posted an image of the event on Twitter. As you can see, Howard is at center court and his logo is simply his initials, "DH."  

dwight-howard-china-plank

Howard is an experienced hand when it comes to planking, having engaged in an extended competition with Magic guard Gilbert Arenas that took them to luxury hotels, fast food restaurants, a riding lawn mower, a piano and a jacuzzi.

This type of devotion from his Chinese supporters/customers sets a high bar for Magic fans at the Amway Center, who drew criticism from Howard in August for not being loud enough during the regular season. Perhaps if the entire sold out arena planked during one of his free throw attempts, Howard would realize that Magic fans were fully capable of doing their part. Howard takes long enough at the charity stripe that everyone would have plenty of time to assume the position.

Then, once Howard bails out of Orlando during free agency and Hedo Turkoglu is left as the franchise player, Orlando fans can conveniently curl up into a ball from their plank position. Two birds with one stone.

Hat tip: ProBasketballTalk.com
Comments

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

noob



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Why?



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

I agree with this dude planking is some stupid s*** created by a young generation that is undoubtedly the WORST generation EVER in the history of our country.  We have no damn future as a nation when we have a bunch of young dumba**** laying around engaging in such utter and complete waste of time nonsense.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Anyone, who has ever 'planked' -- ever -- is a dork. Seriously. don't bother replying with any pro-planking nonsense, you are a dork. Just go down into your mom's basement (easy, cuz you live there, and it's where your bed is) and geek yourself to death. 

Enough with planking.  



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:58 am
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

This promoting self is exactly way the joker will never have a ring...



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:17 am
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Who the hell planks?  And why planking?  Ridiculously stupid.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 9:52 am
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Am I the only one who noticed how big the Paint is on this court?  Looks like some sort of freakish, parallel universe court.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2011 12:01 am
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

This is just another one of the ridiculous things the NBA lockout has left up to listen to.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Why is this a story, it is very stupid!



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Dwight Howard planks with 100 fans in China

Dwight Howard's a pretty cool dude, but planking is a pretty stupid fad


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