76-year-old Dwight Howard was sent off after attacking the Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell; Doc Rivers calls both players “clowns.”
Dwight Howard returned to Staples Center on Thursday night as a 76-year-old member, interrupted by a playoff.
Howard was sent off at the end of the first quarter for playing for the Lakers ’Montrezl Harrell as the team returned to their respective benches.
The contact was not an isolated incident. Howard overwhelmed Harrell in the opening game early in the quarter, which caused Harrell to push Howard twice. Then came Harrell’s blow and two other pushes.
Harrell was not expelled, nor was he given any technique.
Sixers coach Doc Rivers wasn’t happy about losing the center for something he considered stupid.
“Clowns,” he said in a quarter-final interview with TNT’s Reggie Miller. “Guys kidding. I mean, it’s ridiculous, in two parts. I didn’t like it, at least.”
Howard He signed with the 76ers this season after tweeting he was returning to the Lakers world champion. He and the 76ers teammate Danny Green picked up the Lakers championship rings before the game began.