Dwight Howard loses free throw contest to housewife for charity
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Future Houston Rocket(??) Dwight Howard is so confident in his skills from the free throw line that when he when he went up against housewife Kelly Nielson (daughter of LA Times writer T.J Simmers) in a free throw shooting contest he thought it would be more fair to shoot left handed.
After missing his first 5 he ended up making 3 of his last 5. Kelly hit 5 out of 10 with her right hand. As a result of Kelly’s win, Dwight had to donate $5k to a charity her choice.
I’m surprised the 49% free throw shooter made 30% of his shots with his left hand but in his defense, Mandalay Sports Media (crew that shot the video), said Dwight made 10 in a row afterwards but of course the cameras weren’t rolling.
The best part about this story, outside of the charity donation, is Kelly supposedly was talking trash to Dwight and even said “Kobe thinks you’re soft.”
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