Dwight Makes History: Watch all 39 free throw attempts…or just the highlights
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“I just tried to be aggressive and get to the line. I didn’t care if I missed 30. I was still going to go up there and shoot the next one with confidence.”
— Dwight Howard
Before the Golden State and Orlando game, Shaquille and Charles Barkley were arguing about the “greatness” of Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum which all started from some insane comments by Chris Webber saying that Bynum was better than Dwight. The conclusion was that Bynum was a better offensive player but Dwight was the better defender and rebounder. I disagree and believe Dwight is the better offensive player and last night he proved it by posting a ridiculous 45 point 23 rebound 4steals 2 block stat line which included a more ridiculous NBA record for free throw attempts in a single game – 39! He made 21 of those 39 attempts and made 12 of 21 of his field goal attempts which means he attempted 60 shots in the game which is the most ridiculous stat of the game.
The Magic won 117 – 109 and scored 37 points in the 4th quarter.
Maybe if Kwame Brown wouldn’t of torn his pectoral muscles in the previous game Dwight wouldn’t of put up these massive number. Actually, if Kwame was playing that must means more fouls to give and Dwight might of had 50 attempts. Lucky for center Jeremy Tyler (the kid that skipped his senior year of high school) he only played 1 minute in the game racking up 1 foul and 0 points, rebounds, assists and blocks against Dwight. – a real dominant center