Flying high: Magic's Superman Dwight Howard not yet an NBA supe...

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

One movie's theme music is played more often inside Amway Arena than any other. It is, of course, the familiar refrain from the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, and it blares over loudspeakers whenever Dwight Howard throws down a dramatic dunk or initiates a thrilling three-point play.

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magic rock

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Jun 1, 2009
 
blessed we are to have dwight. now he needs to win a championship. go magic
PalmBayFla

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#2
Jun 2, 2009
 
Phil Jackson's comment was for the purpose of laying the ground work for LA to woo Dwight when he becomes a free agent.
Judge Philip Banks

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Big men usually do not command superstar status because:
a) their skill sets are less translatable to the common kid on the community blacktop eager to emulate his hero
b) they won't get on ESPN highlights for uncontested flashy dunks after stealing the ball (because they are defending the paint)
c) gifted wing players are a little more "free" to operate on the floor and dictate the offense, whereas gifted centers must stick to the role coaches assign them. Because of their unique physical gifts, most centers are not encouraged to develop "complete" games (ie. perimeter shooting, crafty passes, etc).

One-on-one, a fantastic wing player could possibly beat a fantastic center 7 times out of 10. However, if both are placed on opposing teams (of similar skill level), the team with the center would probably win 7 times out of 10.
Kwik

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#4
Jun 2, 2009
 
Dwight Howard is already every bit the "superstar" that Kobe and Le Sore Loser are. He got the most votes in this year's NBA All-Star balloting. He has arrived. And his personality is so much more appealing than either Kobe's or Le Sore Loser's.
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Jun 2, 2009
 
Now he just needs to put Kobe a couple times on his a+s+s. A couple more ball sent to the stand wouldn't hurt either (like the blocks during the Boston series)
Floridadude

Windermere, FL

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Hey whoever is in charge of the video clips...ENOUGH ALLREADY! The post game comments are old news....Who updates your video files? The janitor?
Efram The Retarded Rabbit

Orlando, FL

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Floridadude wrote:
Hey whoever is in charge of the video clips...ENOUGH ALLREADY! The post game comments are old news....Who updates your video files? The janitor?
Me no update video feed. Me just clean up lazy fat Sentinel man's Dorito crumb under he desk. Ole' Magic, Ole'.
Love, Dwightito Howardez
Chris

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#8
Jun 2, 2009
 
The most overlooked marketing opportunity for Dwight Howard?

Doing the voice of a Disney character in a movie. It all fits perfectly. Both in Orlando. Disney is for kids. Dwight's just a big kid at heart. Dwight wants to act. Dwight likes to do funny voices and impersonations.

To me it's a no-brainer and I'd be surprised if something like this is not already in the works.
Mike in Eustis

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Jun 2, 2009
 
I love Dwight but I am appalled by his recent "my family comes first"(he isnt even married and had an out of wedlock kid) and he "needs to do whats best for his family" regarding keeping his career in Orlando.Just be loyal and stop the drama..OK??
Snooterbags

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#10
Jun 2, 2009
 
What most people fail to realize is that Dwight Howard does all of this while playing with a monster fudge pancake. If it wasn't for that weighing him down, he'd go for 50 every game.
Kwik

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#11
Jun 2, 2009
 
Mike in Eustis wrote:
I love Dwight but I am appalled by his recent "my family comes first"(he isnt even married and had an out of wedlock kid) and he "needs to do whats best for his family" regarding keeping his career in Orlando.Just be loyal and stop the drama..OK??
Hold up?! You're saying if you're not married to your child's mother, they don't count as your family? BTW, wouldn't you do what's best for your family, too? Why would anyone not put their family first? Good grief.
celia mcculty

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Mike in Eustis wrote:
I love Dwight but I am appalled by his recent "my family comes first"(he isnt even married and had an out of wedlock kid) and he "needs to do whats best for his family" regarding keeping his career in Orlando.Just be loyal and stop the drama..OK??
What a stupid thing to say!!!!!
TCS

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#13
Jun 3, 2009
 
Dwight Howard is utterly classless and has exhibited as much throughout the playoffs. He'll never elevate to NBA superstar. He's just a useful big man. A bully, if you will.

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