Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/2/13
During the NBA Finals, Rey Moralde of The No Look Pass will be contributing to Project Spurs during the San Antonio Spurs' chase for title number five.   Dwight Howard went on vacation early as he and the Los Angeles Lakers got eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs in a clean sweep and it seems the pain of losing to San Antonio is still on his mind.   He was recently interviewed by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times for a Sunday column. Howard talked about the Lakers, getting movie opportunities, and working on his free throws.   Howard also talked about being eliminated in the postseason, which included a certain name drop.   "I couldn't watch the playoffs I was so ticked. Everywhere I went I saw a Tim Duncan jersey, and you know how much I hated that."   Of course, the Spurs are now in the NBA Finals. And Howard should be ticked. Tim Duncan has four championship rings, four more than he does. And Duncan also has two regular season MVP and three Finals MVP awards. Howard has none of those, either.   It's tough to feel sorry for Dwight, though. His lack of commitment towards his teams (Orlando and now, the Lakers) has rubbed people the wrong way. His goofiness and attitude almost seem fake because of the way he's whined in the last two seasons. And that same goofiness makes it seem like he's not serious about getting better in basketball.   But there's no doubt about what a difference he can make on the court. While his offensive game may never be polished, he's still one of the better defenders in the game today. His balky back has taken away some of his explosiveness; he may never even get it back. But he's a difference-maker on the basketball court and teams have to game plan around him.   Now if Howard only had Duncan's cerebral approach towards the game, then he might win some MVP awards and championships. Until then, the only thing he might win in the near future is a Razzie for being in a horrible Hollywood movie should he choose to be in one.   And by the way, I bet many Spurs fans are loving this right now.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Popovich has funny reaction to New Hampshire results

Suns vets pull packing peanut prank on rookie Devin Booker

Teammate gives Manning final completion ball from Super Bowl

Report: Ole Miss Football cited in 13 of 28 department violations by NCAA

Larry Sanders to consider NBA comeback after other interests stabilize

The NCAAB power rankings


SEC begins crying foul over Jim Harbaugh’s spring break plans at Michigan

Marc Gasol reportedly out indefinitely with broken foot

Patriots waive Montee Ball despite never officially re-signing running back

Chicago White Sox: Impact of Mat Latos signing

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin four games

St. Louis mayor says city is moving on from NFL

WATCH: Roy Williams collapses during game vs. BC

Panthers TE Greg Olsen shaves off his playoff beard

Derek Fisher thanks Knicks in statement

Miami Heat to honor Shaq by retiring his number 32

Oakland Raiders release Nate Allen

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

Bring back the Dunk Contest

Michael Jordan’s rep comments on the crying meme

10 NBA teams that could be active at the trade deadline

‘The X-Files’ takes a shot at the Philadelphia 76ers

Ranking the top 50 NFL players slated to become free agents

Jay Williams advocates for pot as painkiller for athletes

Photographer uninjured in SB collision with Corey Brown

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker