Apr 9, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) on the bench in the second half against the New Orleans Hornets at the Staples Center. Lakers won 104-96. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard Accuses Spurs Of Flopping

Apr 21, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT

We knew it would come.  Dwight Howard has openly accused the San Antonio Spurs of flopping, namely Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter, according to Inside the Lakers.

With the Los Angeles Lakers down zero games to two, Howard spoke on the Spurs big men for flopping while he was simply posting up.

“I got a lot of my fouls on the offensive end just posting up,” Howard said. “I thought the flopping rule was going to be put in this year. But I guess that’s up for next season.”

Before the start of the playoffs, the NBA released stiffer penalties for those players that are repeat offenders, including possible suspension after the fifth one.  The league will also levy fines to players that flop starting at $,5000 for the first flop, $10,000 for a second violation, $15,000 for a third and $30,000 for a fourth.

In game two Howard was whistled for five fouls.  Calls that were against him were easy to make.  You can’t dip your shoulder into a defender and think that you could get away with it.  Or is it because you play for the Lakers that you are supposed to get all the calls?

Yeah, not likely.

He and the Lakers know they are facing a tough stretch in this first round match-up.  San Antonio on the other hand is playing good ball on both the offensive and more importantly the defensive end.  Howard is trying to do to much for his team which led him into being in-effective in the second half.

Tags: Dwight Howard Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs Tiago Splitter Tim Duncan

  • David Salazar

    Psshh, the guy is a douche.

    • http://airalamo.com/ Michael Rehome

      Spurs are doing a great job on him. You know he wouldn’t give them credit.

  • http://twitter.com/rram324 Raymond Ramirez

    The only thing that has flopped is your public image.

  • Brian Sullivan

    Refs need to quit falling for Splitter sticking his head on Dwight”s shoulder,entangling and then jerking his head around like Linda Blair in the Exorcist
    when Dwight untangles. Hey it fooled the Refs, but come on you Homers saw it. Duncan is amazing, but his acting is not so good that the refs should be fooled into calling weak stuff in a playoff game. Dwight needs to adjust and disengage from the holds so that the refs see the weak acting. The Spurs are probably to savvy for the Lakers to try the same thing. Two maybe three weak ass fouls called against Dwight. Part of the game.The Spurs, absolute fantastic organization you guys have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gil.moore.37 Gil Moore

    Too much. Not “to” much. Jesus.