Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 11/18/14
When a player has a weakness, it will usually be exposed.  This is true when talking about that player's game or an injury.  In Dwight Howard's case, his shoulder problems are common knowledge around the league.  And he says teams exploit that.According to Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports, Howard said Miami Heat players started grabbing and tugging at his arm and shoulder in order to inflame the problem early.  He says that when players do that, the shoulder hurts for the rest of the game.Well, Dwight, you just guaranteed that teams will continue to grab your arm and shoulder the rest of the season.  Howard can be a little too honest at times and it gets himself in trouble.  We'd all like to believe that basketball players are strict competitors who would never turn to dirty tactics, but that's just not the case.  Anyone who's ever played a pick-up game knows that's not the case.  And now that Howard has talked about what teams are doing and the resulting effect, more teams are going to do it.Howard is playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder.  He is in obvious pain in every game he plays, and the result has been reduced production this season.  So far this year, Howard is averaging 16.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.  In his career, he has averaged 18.3 points and 12.9 rebounds.Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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