The Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard find themselves in another silly situation.
Dwight Howard has put the Houston Rockets in the news yet again! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, everyone has heard about Howard’s sticky situation. After Saturday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the NBA reviewed Howard’s use of the sticky substance on his hands.
Since the league’s review, USA Today sportswriter Jeff Zillgitt has reported that the NBA will not fine nor suspend Howard for the use of an illegal substance, but the Rockets receiving a warning in a league-wide memo.
"were issued Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard won’t be penalized for using an adhesive substance on his hands. However, the Rockets a warning, according to a memo sent from NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe to teams on Monday. In the memo, the league made it clear it prohibits during games the use of adhesive substances and quick-drying adherent, which is often used to help secure tape, under wrap and elastic wraps. The memo states that “substances that merely dry a player’s hands” are permitted. Resin, chalk, and liquid chalk are allowed."
Howard may have dodged a bullet with the league’s officials, however this entire debacle has made him the biggest laughing stock in the Association. According to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Thunder‘s center Steven Adams found the best solution for Howard’s free-throw struggles.
Steven Adams on Dwight Howard stick-em: "Maybe that's why he misses free throws, mate." pic.twitter.com/5x2Y91PtuJ
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 21, 2016
Even ESPN’s Rachel Nichols took some shots at the Rockets on her show The Jump Monday Afternoon.
Rachel Nichols just destroyed the Houston Rockets. pic.twitter.com/F2IuflQbos
— Gary Kester (@garykester) March 21, 2016
YIKES! It is quite obvious who Nichols is referring to in this clip. Speaking of The Bearded One. According to the Houston Chronicle, James Harden remains questionable for tonight’s game against the Thunder.
"Facing one of the league’s hottest teams and a potential first-round playoff opponent, the Rockets could have to replace their most irreplaceable player on Tuesday. But after they completed a practice without him, they did not seem to expect James Harden to miss a game with an injury for the first time in two years."
Even if Harden does miss tonight’s game, hopefully, he will return Wednesday against the Utah Jazz. If not, Houston’s postseason chance could be in serious jeopardy.
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