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Howard plays the All-Star fool

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08:10 AM ET 02.18 | Listed at 6-feet and 175 pounds, Chris Paul stood above the rest Sunday, while a hulking center came up short. Of course, there's Dwight Howard, lofting 3-pointers with his torn labrum and then making one in the game before putting finger guns in his imaginary holster, Russell Westbrook-style. [Gregg Popovich] pulled Howard immediately after that, and Howard never came back into the game -- not that he was ever really in it in the first place. Not that he has been all season. As we look ahead to the next 50 years, with players so young they can't even see [Michael Jordan's] shadow, we can???t have it all. Some guys in this game get it -- Chris Paul gets it -- and there are more than enough of them to mute the foolishness of those who don't.

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February 18, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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All you haters sound so pathetic including the jerk who wrote this article. I mean really? You come across talking about Dwight doesn't get it. Exactly what's there to get? You have a buncha show boating clowns running up and down the court making a mockery out of the All Star Game and then you clowns have the audacity to criticize Dwight for shooting a three. Ask yourselves this fools, is it compounded and eternal hate by yous? I understand you fools can't grasp Howard's decision to become an unrestricted free agent and make HIS choice as to where he wants to play. This just goes right over you hateful fools head. Apple recognizes this and Apple is here to tell ya....shutty suckers, you're pathetic. The joke that is called the All Star Game....really? If Goodell was commissioner here he'd get rid of the pathetic display and now you cats are calling out Howard about not being serious, laughable. What's serious about the joke show? Apple and I'm outta here!

Obviously YOU don't get it either. Howard thinks of nothing but HIMSELF. If I had a hurt torn labrum wouldn't you think of the team and try to rest it instead of heaving 3 pointers and continue to aggravate the injury? Never understood how L.A. thought he would ever work with Kobe. It's Kobe/Shaq all over again Part 2, except it's this time Kobe isn't getting any resistance.

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February 18, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Please. Howard is injured and I doubt anyone was expecting much from him this All-star game. And there was no way Pop was going to leave him out there for the minutes that Paul had, risking further injury. This article is making a big deal over nothing.

Oh, and in case youi missed it, Duncan jacked up a three as well. Same reasons.

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February 18, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Please. Howard is injured and I doubt anyone was expecting much from him this All-star game. And there was no way Pop was going to leave him out there for the minutes that Paul had, risking further injury. This article is making a big deal over nothing. Oh, and in case youi missed it, Duncan jacked up a three as well. Same reasons.

Dwight played almost twice as many minutes as Timmy.

I thought Pop might play Kobe & Durant for 35-40 minutes.

February 18, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Probably The Most Fun You Have Had All Season, Bro.

February 18, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Here's my comment about ANYTHING regarding the NBA All-Star game: "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

February 18, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Other than a money grab the All Star break is totally useless.

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February 18, 2013  10:05 AM ET

The All Star game is about entertainment. It's only in the last few minutes that they actually try to win. The writer is the one that doesn't get it.

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February 18, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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Obviously YOU don't get it either. Howard thinks of nothing but HIMSELF. If I had a hurt torn labrum wouldn't you think of the team and try to rest it instead of heaving 3 pointers and continue to aggravate the injury? Never understood how L.A. thought he would ever work with Kobe. It's Kobe/Shaq all over again Part 2, except it's this time Kobe isn't getting any resistance.

You are wrong...

It is Kobe/Shaq all over again but with no title to show for it.

Or should we say its Kobe/Shaq all over again in their last season together?

If Howard is hurt, he should have sat...its not like anyone treated this game seriously to begin with...

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