Dwight Howard doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to his on-court actions. The All Pro center often complains to officials and is frequently seen pleading his case over non-calls. It’s those types of actions that have earned him the reputation of a crybaby. One guy who thinks that Howard is the biggest crybaby in all the NBA? Vince Carter. Here’s what the Dallas Mavericks‘ guard had to say about Howard following their matchup on Wednesday night:
“He always talks about how I’m a crybaby. I was like, ‘Yo, you’re the biggest crybaby I know.’And then later, he’s like, ‘Yo, why’d you say that to me?’ But I know Dwight. It’s all good, but he is (a crybaby). I mean, he takes a lot of punishment, but I’m like, ‘Yo, c’mon Dwight, c’mon. You elbowed, you’re sitting in the paint the entire time. What are you whining about?’ He told me to stop crying. I was like, ‘What? Are you serious?'”
So while Carter is calling out Howard for his actions, he’s doing it in a light-hearted way. You have to remember that these two were teammates for a season in Orlando a few years back. Still, there aren’t many NBA players you can for sure say are bigger crybabies than D12.
I’m hoping that he continues to mature while under the tutelage of Kevin McHale and Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston.