Well, there you have it. Everything you need to know about Dwight Howard. Hours before the final game of the season. A must win* to sneak into the playoffs. A season in which the Lakers were supposed to be title contenders. Dwight, Nash, Kobe, Gasol, World Peace. And then the season just goes to shit. The coach gets fired 5 games into the season. They can’t stay healthy. They can’t win. Kobe hates Dwight. Dwight hates not having fun. And then somehow they manage to eek their way back into the playoff picture. After being cast off and forgotten. And then Kobe gets injured. The season is in peril for about the 1,000’nth time. But it all comes down to this. One game. Win and you’re in. And what’s Dwight doing? Oh, just having fun. Laughin’ it up. Making up pregame speeches for the media. Reinacting Remember The Titans or 300 or whatever. Something that Kobe would never do in a million years. But this is Dwight Howard. He’s a fun loving guy. Likes to laugh. Likes to keep it light. Even in the midst of the most important game of the season.
*If the Jazz lost, the Lakers made it in.