Wednesday, August 17 2022

Dwight Howard was on my NBA 75th anniversary list.

Probably was on quite a few others as he was for several years the most dominant big in the game.

Superman was on the top floor of the NBA building for a long time.

So, I can clearly understand why the current Los Angeles Lakers backup center took offense to being left off the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, even if I was just, as he put it, for “30 seconds” when thinking about the snub.

“I most definitely should be on that list, but it’s OK,” said Howard during an interview with Taylor Rooks on Bleacher Report. “It is so OK. I’m not upset about it. I was for probably like 30 seconds, but I said, you know what, life is great. I’m alive. I’m still playing basketball in my 18th season. Who cares about a list made by people who ain’t never bounced a basketball before? Who cares?”

Those who made the list probably care.

If he’s fine with the snub, no worries, but this is where clarification is needed.

If Howard would have just taken another 30 seconds to look further into this, he would see the voting panel didn’t just consist of media members.

More than half of the 88 voters played the game at the highest level.

Here’s a few names he might recognize.

Michael Jordan. Magic Johnson. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bill Russell.

The GOAT. The best PG ever. The all-time leader scorer. The all-time greatest champion.

That’s my top four on the list with the late, great Kobe Bryant being fifth.

Yes, LeBron James isn’t in my top five.

Sixth. Sue me, but James should’ve gotten a vote.

Love Space Jam, though, ‘Bron. P-Double “was spitting hot fire,” like Ernie Johnson said.

Dwight Howard was a six-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year during his years with the Orlando Magic.Dwight Howard was a six-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year during his years with the Orlando Magic.

Dwight Howard was a six-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year during his years with the Orlando Magic.

Reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo got a vote. So did Stephen Curry.

Both two-time MVPs. NBA champions. No problems there.

Two of Howard’s favorite people – Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Paul – voted, too.

All jokes aside, the point is it wasn’t a sole media vote.

Love that Howard voiced his opinion on the subject, but he needs to take at least 30 seconds to look at the list of voters – and if the big man still finds politics in that, it won’t matter because he’s over it.

The list is far from perfect as you knew more than one deserving person was going to get left out.

I thought Bernard King should’ve been on there, but that’s what makes the list special.

Not everyone can be on there.

Howard is an NBA champion, too, like many on the list.

He’ll also be a Hall of Famer someday.

It’s great he’s No. 1 on his son’s list.

Very, very cool. But big man, with all due respect, some of the best to ever do it voted along with guys who may have never bounced a basketball but have been covering the league just as many years as Howard’s played, and some even longer than he’s been alive.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Dwight Howard’s whine about NBA’s 75 list sounds like sour grapes

Source: Yahoo Sports

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