Posted December 13, 2012

Video: Howard implores you to help ‘Save the Centers’

Dwight Howard, Rob Mahoney

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By Rob Mahoney

For All-Star balloting purposes — and in the general lineup construction of coaches around the league — the traditional center designation is no more. The giants who once dominated the low block with post-up after post-up and sat half-parked in the paint to deter opponents from driving are now extinct, made defunct by necessary rule changes and basketball’s gradual evolution. But Dwight Howard is here to save those who have been made into refugees by the shift, those underprivileged centers that have been left positionless and alone as a result of changes across the NBA.

It’s not a bad concept for a quick YouTube hit, and the parallels between Howard’s hotline plea and the Sarah McLachlan spot championing the SPCA’s fight against animal cruelty should be obvious to any patron of late-night NBA viewing. There are certainly some funny, well-executed moments, but kudos to you if you can stomach Howard’s belting toward video’s end. You’re a more patient viewer than I.

H/T: PBT.

3 comments
Nole4life
Nole4life

Save the small market NBA teams like Orlando who was destroyed twice by Diva centers that think they are bigger then the game and the team.  Stop the centers from making stupid movies, games, and videos.  If they stop maybe they can learn how to make a foul shot.    

CarlosBMorarles1
CarlosBMorarles1

bring back the centers, dumbest crap i ever seen. I cant wait for dominant big man who can play offense and defense come back and tear it up 

Strange Apparition
Strange Apparition

Well, that's just fantastic. The Center Center for Centers? Nice.