Orlando Magic Dub Dwight Howard “Foul on You”
Move over Superman, a new nickname is catching on for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.
You can call him "Foul on You."
"That’s my new nickname. They’ve been killing me all day calling me ‘Foul on You,’ " Howard said of his teammates after shootaround Monday before their playoff game against Charlotte. "So I’ve accepted my new role."
The teasing stems from the four-time All-Star being called for 16 fouls in the first three games against the Bobcats, who have used three centers to frustrate him.
Howard fouled out with 3:32 left in Game 3 on Saturday, but the Magic still rallied to win to take a 3-0 series lead despite Howard playing just over 82 of a possible 144 minutes.
"My teammates say when we wrestle I shouldn’t use 100 percent of my strength. They said I should use 50 or 40 percent," said Howard, smiling. "So that’s been the main focus today, using 40 percent of my strength to hold guys off."