go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Dwight Howard certainly isn’t making his shoulder injury any better by playing, but the Los Angeles Lakers cannot afford to be missing key players as they fight for their playoff lives. Playing basketball with a torn labrum has to be painful, and Howard insists his opponents have been making it more uncomfortable by targeting his right shoulder and trying to make it worse. After the Lakers loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday, Howard told Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports that the Heat were grabbing at his injured arm early in the game. “They got me early,” he said. “They would yank it back.” Howard said some of the Charlotte Bobcats players did the same thing on Friday. “It’s like a jolt,” he explained. “Then it hurts the rest of the night.” There’s no way of knowing if players are actually targeting Howard’s arm. If they are, he just informed them all that it is working and affecting his game. The video above shows Howard and Udonis Haslem fighting for position on L.A.’s first possession of the game on Sunday. If you’re looking for it, I guess you can see Haslem yanking at Howard’s arm in some capacity. However, the play looked like nothing more than a standard struggle in the post. Later in the game, Mario Chalmers pulled down Howard’s right arm and fouled him as he was going to the hoop. While it was obvious Chalmers intentionally pulled the arm, it was the type of foul we see on a regular basis when a guard is trying to prevent a much bigger player from having an easy bucket. Howard recently said that he is tired of hearing about the shoulder from his critics and even teammates. Complaining that opponents are targeting the injury is only going to make people discuss it more. Dwight is obviously in a lot of pain and his play is suffering as a result, but the less he talks about it the better off he will be. H/T Eye on Basketball The post Dwight Howard says opponents have been targeting his injured shoulder appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Dwight Howard aggravates shoulder injury again against Suns (Video) Dwight Howard tells Kobe Bryant, critics to back off about his shoulder injury Dwight Howard’s mom reportedly prefers for him to stay in Orlando

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
14 Comments:
  • First couple plays against Boston I saw Garnett go specifically for his shoulder. I know that KG isn't the rest of the league, but I wouldn't be surprised.
  • wah, wah, wah, wah, biggest crybaby in the world
  • i agree, big bucks wasted on big clown!
  • There you are you trailer park trash you. Always a pleasure!
  • Howard is too much of a whiner to stick with the Lakers. Why not announce to the rest of the league how to make yourself ineffective.
  • bwahahahahahaha...while not a basketball fan howard is a BIG name in orlando. he stuck it to the city just like shaq before him. i said it over and over....good luck with that l.a. so funny to see the crybaby continue his whining about anything and everything. such a drama queen!!! now all the other nba players know how to get to him. so get to him.
  • Maybe Dwight should hang out with Randy Quaid in Canada.
  • This guy is built like a greek god but he seems to have the toughness of a 4 yr. old girl.
  • Well Mr Howard, is you is, or is you ain't Superman?
  • Don't flatter yourself, most teams can beat you with everyone healthy.
  • I'm thinking of a word...

    starts with a (P) and ends with a (Y)...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

Warriors hang on, edge Rockets in Game 2 thriller

Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Bucs' Clint McDonald: Jameis Winston already leading team

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dana White: Rousey vs. Cyborg would break UFC PPV record

Report: Smith child abuse investigation 'sexual in nature'

DeGale: ‘At the end of the day I’m better’ than Dirrell

Belichick suspected Tom Brady wasn't being honest with him

Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

MLB scores partial victory in minor league wage lawsuits

Ranking the NBA Playoffs' most significant injuries

WATCH: Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Spoiler Alert Central: Pitfalls in online viewing of live sports

NYPD officer takes photo with 'Eli's brother' at Letterman

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

NFL suspends Bills Marcell Dareus for violating substance abuse policy

Astros surprising, but can get better with prospects like Correa

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.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

Leave it to a Hall of Fame quarterback to put Tom Brady’s role in Deflategate into proper perspective. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly joined “We Need to Talk” on CBS Sports and said there was “no doubt” Brady cheated. “Oh, there’s no doubt,” Kelly said. “There’s no way that an equipment manager in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago

Warriors hang on, edge Rockets in Game 2 thriller

The “Splash Brothers” are known for their lethal shooting ability and offensive skills, but in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, they made the biggest play of the game on defense. With seven seconds remaining and James Harden with the ball in his hands with a chance to win the game, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson trapped Harden and forced a turnover as Harden couldn’t...
Via BaySportsNet
9 hours ago

Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

BOSTON — What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after it dropped a 2-1 decision to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. ...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 hours ago

Bucs' Clint McDonald: Jameis Winston already leading team

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping they found a franchise quarterback when they drafted Jameis Winston No. 1 overall -- so far, so good.
Via Gamedayr
12 hours ago

Dana White: Rousey vs. Cyborg would break UFC PPV record

Cris “Cyborg” Justino has been labeled by many as the one female fighter who has a chance to strip Ronda Rousey of her UFC title. A potential fight between the two has been discussed for years, but Cyborg would have to get down to the bantamweight division in order for it to happen. If the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago

Report: Smith child abuse investigation 'sexual in nature'

This is rather troubling. In what could be yet another scandal around the NFL world, it’s being reported that the child abuse investigation surrounding Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is “sexual in nature.” Per Mike Klis of The Denver Post: “According to the Fort Bend County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, the child abuse investigation of Broncos defensive lineman...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago

DeGale: ‘At the end of the day I’m better’ than Dirrell

BOSTON — Championship boxing returns to Boston on Saturday when American fighter and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell steps into the ring to take on 2008 Olympic gold medalist James DeGale of Great Britain with the world super middleweight title on the line. Both of these men bring sparking records into Boston University’s Agganis Arena: Dirrell is 24-1 with 16 knockouts...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago

Belichick suspected Tom Brady wasn't being honest with him

A Boston Herald sportswriter recently stated he heard the only reason Robert Kraft accepted the punishment levied against the New England Patriots by the NFL in the wake of the Deflategate scandal stems from the notion that Bill Belichick suspected Tom Brady wasn’t being totally honest with him. During an episode of “Sports Tonight,” CBS...Read More The post Report: Bill Belichick...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago

Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. Manziel has been under the limelight of the media since his Heisman Trophy days at...
Via cover32
17 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.