Coming this summer in theaters near you…
We’re not sure when, but sometime this summer.
Could be three weeks from now, could be in August.
We’re not sure yet.
But, we’ll let you know.
Because it’s the biggest blockbuster of the year!
A film that was so horrendous the first time, we had to give you a sequel.
Superman 2: Am I My Own Kryptonite?
“Dwight was incredible. If you thought ‘The Decision’ was narcisstic, wait until you see this”!–LeBron James
“Dwight really carried this film. The supporting actors were a bunch a sideshow clowns that nobody wanted. Give him all the credit in the world.” –J.J. Redick
“Young fella, you aren’t the original Superman. Or me.”–Shaq
“You all love me, right?”–Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard walked off the Staples Center on Sunday evening in what may have been his last game sporting the purple and gold. He was ejected early in the third quarter after receving his second technical foul after arguing with an official. Howard left the game on similar terms than the last center who played for the Lakers who got ejected in the final game of a series-sweep at home. Remember this?
Although Howard didn’t take the extreme measure Bynum did, he confirmed what a lot of NBA fans and basketball personnel have thought for some time. Howard still doesn’t “get it”. Sunday’s ejection was just one of many examples. After being fouled early, often and hard by San Antonio, Howard showed signs of frustration. After getting mugged in the post by DeJuan Blair and company, Howard wildly swung his elbows after the whistle had been blown in his favor. He was quickly given a technical foul and proceeded to miss both of his free throws. No surprise there.
I can only imagine Gregg Popovich on the sideline ecstatic (well, as ecstatic as Gregg Popovich can get) over Howard’s misery. He knew he was in Howard’s head. It was obvious Howard felt out of his comfort zone. The Spurs played even more physical after the technical foul, smacking him anytime he had a good look at the basket. He became increasingly frustrated and the rest is history.
Despite his obvious shortcomings, on and off the court, Howard will get a maximum contract and most likely stay in Los Angeles. The $118 million he would receive as a Laker is far greater than any other team can offer him.
Unfortunately, we’ll be forced to tune in to every scene and twist of this saga. I don’t think I’m ready for another whole summer talking about Dwight Howard and where he might be taking his slowly-deteriorating talents. As a Lakers fan, I hope Dwight Howard makes this summer different than every other summer since he’s been in the NBA. Will he look into the mirror and realize that he might be the problem? Realize that his game has more holes than Pebble Beach? When will he see that he is his own kryptonite?