Dwight Howard may not be playing in this 2012 NBA Playoffs first-round series between the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers, but that didn't stop ESPN from showing a clip of Howard's hilarious cameo in "The Three Stooges," which came out on April 13. The Magic center had been working on this appearance for a while now, and I for one am impressed.
It's Howard's second appearance on the big screen. In 2010, he was involved in the hoops-themed "Just Wright," starring Queen Latifah. I think this cameo is better.
Now, Magic fans may be upset because of the perception that their superstar is filming movies instead of taking his job seriously. That's pretty ridiculous, but luckily for those fans, there's a section of the clip that they can relate to easily.
Just imagine yourself as the one slapping Howard, and maybe you'll feel better about the trade dance he's pulled for the last several months.
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