We now have (more) confirmation that Dwight Howard is officially a burger. The Houston Rockets center was caught using stickum on his hands.
Reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Rockets were caught for Dwight Howard using a Stickum spray on his hands in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against the Hawks.
Howard came to the scorer’s table during a break as the Hawks’ Paul Millsap was headed to the free-throw line. Howard sprayed his hands with a can covered in white tape – apparently to hide its contents. After Millsap’s first free-throw, Howard grabbed the ball. When Millsap got the ball back it clearly had a foreign substance on it.
“I’ve never felt the ball like that ever,” Millsap said after the game. “It was sticky. It was like super glue or something was on there. I couldn’t get it off my hands. It was the weirdest thing ever.”
Official Monty McCutchen grabbed the ball and went to each bench to issue a warning, saying ‘Stickum is illegal in the NBA.’ After first going to the Hawks bench he made his way toward the Rockets bench. Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff slid in front of the can, still at the scorer’s table. McCutchen noted he knew what Bickerstaff was hiding.
If you thought Howard would go into full denial, you would think wrong.
That look of disgust on Millsap’s face in video of the incident below is what most think of Howard’s enigmatic game.
Needless to say, the NBA is investigating.