When Will Dwight Howard Become Superman? Are We Going to Wait Forever?

October 4th, 2010 by Ronnie Hampston Leave a reply »
Dwight Howard may be the best center in the NBA, but that's like being the smartest kid on the short bus.

The NBA is a perimeter-player driven league. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Deron Williams and Brandon Roy run this town and unfortunately, traditional big men that flooded the NBA during the '80s and '90s are coming to an end.

Dirk Nowitzki may have the height of a center, but he plays a game similar to a small forward. There have also been a young wave of big men in the league with players such as Greg Oden, Marc Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Kevin Love, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Brooks and Robin Lopez who play the game rough and rugged, just as it was played in the glory days.

Shaquille O'Neal is old and BIG (period) and Yao Ming is injured so that leaves us with Howard a.k.a "Superman."

Howard may be one of the most athletic players in the game and his defense is near flawless, but his offensive game is mediocre—at best. Howard can jump out the gym, has decent footwork, and is a very physical imposing player, but think about it, why does he put out so little on the offensive end of the court?

The offense is ta ...

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