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For the first time in a while, Dwight Howard seemed to have his joking spirit back.
The Los Angeles Lakers center has constantly been asked about taking on a greater leadership role with the team since Kobe Bryant got hurt. He was asked by the media Wednesday if he was going to give the team a motivational speech before its critical game against the Houston Rockets. Howard brushed aside the comments saying the team already knows what’s at stake. However, with enough prodding, the center acted out an exaggerated version of a speech by channeling the movie “300.”
“Kobe is watching us at home,” Howard said. “Dr Buss is watching us up high! Let’s let it out tonight! Everything we got! Everything! Leave it on the floor! Pau, put your big boy pants on! Dwight, hit your free throws! Jodie, hit those threes boy! Now let’s get it! Now let’s bring it in! Hoorah!”
Howard then closed out the speech by bellowing, “This is Sparta!” which was the cry of Leonid
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Always the cut up, Lakers' Dwight Howard was back at it again before they face the Rockets on the team's final home regular season game.
Speaking to the media, Howard gave a rousing "300" movie-speech which including shout outs to Dr. Buss, injured Kobe Bryant, yelling for Pau Gasol to put his "big boy" pants on and of course, gave the infamous "...
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