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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:57 am

He was favoring his shoulder from warmups on last night. He didn't move real well on offense most of the night and was constantly flexing it during the timeouts.

Like Lamar a few years ago.... it keeps getting incrementally worse and worse. At some point he'll go from being an asset to being a liability out there because of it.

When he hurt it again last night you could hear him yelling in pain all the way to the bench/locker room....
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:05 am

shut him down already...
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Punk-101 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:13 am

How bad is our luck? Dwight "Bowling-Ball-shoulders" injuring his shoulder is like a Samoan injuring his calf muscle.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby lakersin4 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:29 am

Dwight wants to turn this thing around & knows how important he'll be in that process.. He wants to play through it & because of that I'm gaining respect for him. I really see no downside to letting him push it. Even if he rests it, the risk of re-injuring it is there all the time. If he tears it bad enough, it'll force him to get the surgery he said he wouldn't. Lamar was able to finish the playoffs, I think Dwight will too.. We need to make a trade for a PF who can defend the rim for the minutes Pau is at C. Really missing Jordan Hill right now.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Center Court on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:40 am

Deer antler spray???
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Thenextgreat on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:53 am

Center Court wrote:Deer antler spray???

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:39 am

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Lakers' all-important seven-game road trip started off by adding insult -- a 92-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns after blowing a 13-point fourth-quarter lead -- to injury, with Dwight Howard aggravating the torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Howard was blocked by the Suns' Shannon Brown with 6:57 remaining in the fourth as he tried to bring the ball from his waist up to the hoop following an offensive rebound and went down to the floor in pain.

Howard checked out of the game and did not return as the Suns finished on a 19-8 run without him. Howard's shoulder will be re-evaluated Thursday after the team flies to Minneapolis and his availability for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves will be determined.

"It's real sore," Howard told reporters after icing his shoulder and applying kinesiology tape to the joint following the game. "Everything on (the right) side (of my body) is hurting pretty bad right now."

Howard originally injured his shoulder during a Jan. 4 game against the Los Angeles Clippers and sat out three games to try to strengthen the muscles surrounding his shoulder. He re-injured it in the second quarter of the Lakers' 106-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last week and sat out the second half, but did not miss any subsequent games.

The All-Star center said Wednesday's aggravation was the worst pain he's had since the original injury occurred against the Clippers, and he will have to consider resting again to help it heal.

"I'm going to try as much as I can but I don't want to cause more damage to my shoulder," said Howard, who finished with nine points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes against Phoenix. "I don't want to (miss any games), but we'll see."

When Howard was asked whether he would have to consider surgery to repair his shoulder, the big man replied, "Not right now."

Kobe Bryant said he has played through shoulder injuries in the past and it will be an adjustment that Howard has to make. "I'm not worried about it," Bryant said. "It is going to be an all-season thing. That's how those types of injuries are with the labrum. I've had them before. Lamar (Odom) when he was here had them before. It's one of those things when you get banged like that going up, you're going to get that stinging sensation. That's just how it's going to be."

What Bryant was worried about was how the Lakers performed defensively in the fourth quarter without Howard, allowing the Suns to score 29 points on 11-for-16 shooting (68.8 percent), while outscoring the Lakers 10-4 in points in the paint.

"We played well defensively outside of a stretch at the end of the ballgame when we let (Michael) Beasley get to his strong hand and get all the way to the rim with no support," Bryant said. "That's not acceptable. We had been playing solid defense all night long."

Beasley scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.

"They started getting to the rack a little too easy," Howard said. "There was really no defensive presence in the paint, so Beasley got opportunities to just go down the lane and finish. So it was tough to watch."

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni hoped that Howard would not be watching from the sidelines for too much longer as he deals with the injury.

"I think it's the same as always in terms of it hurts a lot, and hopefully by (Thursday) the pain goes away and he can play the next game," D'Antoni said. "It's my understanding that it's something that will hurt, go away, and then he plays when it goes away."

Howard, who missed the final portion of last season in Orlando because of debilitating back pain, said that his shoulder injury is "nothing" compared to his back injury that required offseason surgery.

"Two years of having injuries is not something that's easy to deal with, but I won't lose my spirit and I just got to continue to do whatever I can to get my shoulder strong," Howard said.

With the loss, the Lakers fell to 20-26 and are four games behind Houston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby khmrP on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:41 am

parting shots @ Gasofty :man10: nice
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby JLaker17 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:45 am

I feel like a surgery is coming for him before the season ends.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:56 am

^That depends on this roadtrip. If he can remain healthy & we have a winning record with a mathematical shot (within reason) to make the playoffs, he'll probably keep playing. Nevertheless, if our chances dwindle at making the PO's, I think they should consider shutting him down and letting him get healthy.

I mean any contact can re-aggravate that shoulder. That's what he cannot control. It could happen at any time. I hope it doesn't; there is a possibility, though.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Kit on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:53 am

He is not gonna miss the allstar game.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby D.B. Cooper on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:03 pm

khmrP wrote:parting shots @ Gasofty :man10: nice

I said yesterday in the GD thread, I don't think Dwight likes Gasol. Any time Pau talks to Dwight he ignores him.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Psychobroker on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:07 pm

Kobe Bryant said he has played through shoulder injuries in the past and it will be an adjustment that Howard has to make. "I'm not worried about it," Bryant said. "It is going to be an all-season thing. That's how those types of injuries are with the labrum. I've had them before. Lamar (Odom) when he was here had them before. It's one of those things when you get banged like that going up, you're going to get that stinging sensation. That's just how it's going to be."


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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby NeeJee on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:19 pm

Kobe isn't human. Any judgement he makes about somebody complaining about injuries should be irrelevant. Kobe's will to play through injuries is unreal and IMO unmatched in all of sports.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby lakerholic on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:26 pm

/RANT

Man up. Yes you are in pain, but no I don't care. Neither does Kobe, neither does anyone who's ever played through pain. Guess what? THREE times he's been "reevaluated" and THREE times the doctors have told him he's fine and he can't risk further injuring himself. Yet, every single time he gets hurt, he takes himself out of the game and his post game quotes about the injury start with "I just don't want to risk injuring myself further." Guess what, Dwight?? YOU CAN'T!

Sack up and play already!! /RANT

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Ice-Fire on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:41 pm

I don't care how Importance Dwight's "defense" is to to this team, it's pretty pathetic that a front-court of Gasol/Clark/Jamsion can't keep up with tweeners like Gortat/Scola...
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby karacha on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:44 pm

"There was really no defensive presence in the paint, so Beasley got opportunities to just go down the lane and finish. So it was tough to watch."

Thank you Dwight. Tell them like it is.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Kit on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:45 pm

Does anyone know if Dwight's shoulder injury can get any worse if he keeps playing?
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby khmrP on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:47 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:I don't care how Importance Dwight's "defense" is to to this team, it's pretty pathetic that a front-court of Gasol/Clark/Jamsion can't keep up with tweeners like Gortat/Scola...


why Jamison included? He wasn't in the game when Pho made their run at the rim, it was Clark/Pau who were our bigs.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Ice-Fire on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:52 pm

khmrP wrote:why Jamison included? He wasn't in the game when Pho made their run at the rim, it was Clark/Pau who were our bigs.


It's still inexcusable why they couldn't keep up with that pahetic Suns front-court, Scola is a true definition of a tweener it made me sick that he had his way with the Lakers...
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby khmrP on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:54 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:
khmrP wrote:why Jamison included? He wasn't in the game when Pho made their run at the rim, it was Clark/Pau who were our bigs.


It's still inexcusable why they couldn't keep up with that pahetic Suns front-court, Scola is a true definition of a tweener it made me sick that he had his way with the Lakers...


your gripe is with Pau then
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Ice-Fire on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:04 pm

Yes, and that is why a trade seems likely at this point.... and with every Howard injury wouldn't it be smart to shut him down and wait until he rehabs/heals on his own by the time TC starts next year? with every injury he gets re-signing him becomes a less alternative because I do not want a banged up C leading this franchise.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby charvin on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:25 pm

It's not the Lakers decision to shut him down, Howard has to agree with it. Unfortunately, if you shut him down, he can't lift weights again during the off-season, thereby affecting his off-season conditioning. This is something, I think, he wants to avoid.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Lakerjones on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:27 pm

If we shut him down you can just go ahead and count them out for the season. They won't make the playoffs.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion: a shoulder to cry on

Postby Ice-Fire on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:31 pm

Lakerjones wrote:If we shut him down you can just go ahead and count them out for the season. They won't make the playoffs.


I rather see us miss the playoffs then get the 8th seed and get swept/embarrassed. at this rate even with Howard we are gonna miss the playoffs, why not shut him down and let him heal up his body for next year? this year seems look a lost cause to me.
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