Dwight Howard Is Such A Cry Baby
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Dwight Howard Is Such A Cry Baby

So much wasted intimidation potential.

Dwight Howard has the potential to be the absolute scariest man in the NBA. Scarier than LeBron, scarier than James Harden, scarier than Gregg Popovich, but no, he has to go and sniffle and cry his way through an interview just because his team is down 0-2 in the first round of the playoffs.

Does he not know anything? He sounds like Shaq on Inside the NBA, which is not a compliment. You know if he starts saying anything except "I don't know," he is going to absolutely break down like Matt Damon does to Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.

It's only 0-2 in a seven games series and it appears that Dwight Howard has absolutely given up. Stop sniffling and be the scary mothafucka you can be.

When John Wall sees this video, he is going to rip Dwight apart on the court. For his size, Dwight now looks like the least intimidating player in the NBA.

Congrats Dwight, Tyler "Psycho T" Hansborough has passed you on the intimidation scale. How does that make you feel?

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Sports |  Source: nj.com

Ryan Howard's 2016 Isn't Going Too Well

Nothing like eating up a massive salary!

Does the name Ryan Howard conjure memories of gigantic, towering home runs? Opportunistic advertising? A gigantic grin?

Unfortunately, it's just been a parade of disappointing plays and big ol' whiffs at the plate as of late.

Howard's 2016 season is just two months old, but things are starting to fall apart for the veteran.

His defense isn't hurting terribly, which is cool. For reference, check out this play he made just Tuesday night.

Howard's offense, however, is a different story.

In May, Howard batted a brutal .106. His batting average on the season (.156) is lower than Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff (.200) and nearly as bad as Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (.154).

It's been a frustrating month for the big guy, and it's all led up to this.

(Well, not really that. He lost control of his bat after a swing. But you get the idea.)

In short, this is bad.

(We're going to pretend he says "this is bad" instead of "this is big.")

Howard was one of the few pieces from the team's World Series-winning golden days who didn't find a new home for the 2015 season. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins started his 2015 season out in Los Angeles with the Dodgers, and second baseman Chase Utley joined him there mid-season. Then pitcher Cole Hamels was jettisoned to Texas.

Now, with the Dodgers and Rangers competing while Howard and the Phillies flounder, it's become harder and harder to watch what will likely be The Big Piece's final season in Philadelphia.

(Different Ryan Howard, same feeling.)

But you know what's weird? Howard isn't even in the top 10 of the league in strikeouts this year. And he's still tied for the team lead with eight home runs.

Because of how passable he looked in the first month of the season -- 15 hits, five home runs, and 10 RBI -- his numbers, batting average aside, aren't dismal for a 36-year-old on the decline.

Still, Howard's precipitous dropoff, paired with one of the worst offenses in baseball, has the Phillies sliding real fast. The Phils were the league's feel-good story of the season in April, but they're just 2-9 in their last 11 games and have regressed to playing .500 ball for the first time since April 26.

All told, this season has been one to forget for Howard, and fast. Maybe it's time for him to move on, either from the Phillies or from baseball altogether. It's been a tremendous ride for Howard and Phillies fans.

Still, watching it end this way has been brutal for all involved.

Something tells us Ryan would much rather be eating Subway sandwiches. What say you, Ryan?

Yeah. Same.

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Sports |  Source: sportingnews.com

John Wall Can't Catch a Break in DC

Wall posts a 52 spot in a loss to the Magic.

John Wall, ladies and gentlemen! Wall put up a career high 52 points tonight and the Wizards still managed to lose to the Orlando Magic by eight points (you're close, @heyitsrealdeal).

This seems to happen to Kentucky players a lot and it is pretty clear why. These guys are drafted to the worst NBA teams because they come from the best basketball college and then dominate the game, but their team still loses. Anthony Davis put up 50 points in the season opener and the Pelicans lost by seven.
There are currently 25 Kentucky players in the NBA. They span 18 teams, including the: Bulls, Cavaliers, Celtics, Grizzlies, Hornets, Jazz, Kings, Lakers, Magic, Nuggets, Pelicans, Raptors, Rockets, Sixers, Suns, Thunder, Timberwolves, and the Wizards. For such great players coming to these teams from UK, only 7/18 had records over .500 last season. All too often, we see superstar players get drafted to the bottom feeder teams and these players put up 50 points and still lose. How discouraging is that?
This game is obviously impressive from Wall, but is it as impressive as Klay Thompson's 60 and a win? Maybe not, but most of us can agree that it is still impressive. Except for Tramline Harris.
The Wizards are not the Warriors, Tramaine. That may even make Wall's 52 more impressive if he could do that on such a bad team. No matter what, both are two of the best players in the NBA and when anyone puts up 50 points, it is impressive.
So here's to the Washington Wizards getting better so that next time Wall puts up 50, they actually win the game and here's to more 52 point games from the former Wildcat John Wall!
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Sports |  Source: theundefeated.com

10 Most Athletic Presidents

These guys do more than politics.

White-collar jobs tend to be associated with being indoors and being sedentary. While that might be true, not every single white collar worker enjoys being sedentary, especially presidents of the United States. With that in mind, here is a look at 10 of the United States' most athletic presidents.
Woodrow Wilson
While there is no record of him playing in any highly-competitive leagues, Wilson played baseball for his entire life. His position of choice was second base.
George W. Bush
Yes, he was a part-owner of the Texas Rangers. But before that, he had an athletic career of his own. He played baseball in high school and rugby at Yale. But perhaps his best achievement was his cheerleading career. It's way more than just holding the pom poms.
Barack Obama
From the sound of it, Obama was a decent basketball player who worked exceptionally hard to make the varsity squad. There is also rumors he was on the basketball team at Occidental College. If not, he balled up with the team, so he must have been pretty good. And of course, he had a court built at the White House. Super baller move.
Jimmy Carter
He could run, so that makes him an athlete. Carter was a cross-country runner at the Naval Academy. When someone goes to a military school and they have the time and energy to also compete in a sport, they deserve some serious credit.
Donald Trump
In addition to having billions of dollars, the president elect probably has billions of stories to tell of his standout high school career. At the New York Military Academy, Trump played varsity baseball, football and soccer. He even had pro potential in baseball.
Ronald Reagan
The actor? Yes. The actor. He was also quite the athlete back in his day. Reagan played football for Eureka College and was the swim team captain. He also played Notre Dame legend George Gipp in the movie, Knute Rockne, All-American, so there's that.
Teddy Roosevelt
Roosevelt always seems to have that tough-guy reputation. And there's good reason for it. Sure, he commanded the first US Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish war, but athletically, he was a boxer Actually, he pretty much did anything that had to do with fighting. Wouldn't want to catch this guy in a bad mood..
George H.W. Bush
Captain of the Yale baseball team his senior year, he hit .245 and was a slick-fielding first baseman, posting a .992 fielding percentage. He also played in the College World Series twice and remains an avid baseball fan, like his son.
Dwight Eisenhower
The general-turned President received his education at the United States Military Academy. While he was there, he was a starting running back and linebacker. Good luck finding many people who could do that in 2016, let alone do half of what General Eisenhower did.
Gerald Ford
Before he started tripping over everything, Ford was a standout athlete. The former president played center and was a two-time national champion football player at Michigan (1932, 1933). As a senior, he was even named team MVP. Despite moderate NFL interest, he opted for law school. It worked out pretty well for him..
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Sports |  Source: dcatabay.com, ESPN (edited)

If NBA Players Were Characters From The Office

What if Dwight focused on basketball instead of beet farming?

Below are the NBA alter-egos for all of your favorite characters from The Office.

Erin Hannon - Milwaukee Bucks SF Tony Snell
It would be way to easy to start with Michael, so I figured I'd throw a curveball and kick off with The Office's second receptionist. Erin's biggest flaw is that she never really has any idea what's happening at any given moment.

Sometimes, I feel this way about Tony Snell on the basketball court. On the offensive end, Snell stands in the corner, hoping the ball doesn't find him. On defense, he shuffles around mindlessly, absolutely clueless of his assigned rotation. Snell is so unaware sometimes that he forgets to log any statistic at all.

Andy Bernard- New Orleans Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins
"Jack, how does this make any sense?" you might ask. Well, think about it. Andy struggles with his temper (he once punched a hole in the wall), but his heart is almost always in the right place. He tried giving the 12 days of Christmas to Erin for Secret Santa - although it backfired, that was a genuinely thoughtful gesture.

Now, take Boogie. He never really worked out in Sacramento. He bickered with management and the coaching staff, and sometimes he let his anger get the best of him (see: technical foul totals).

But, if you ask the people from Sacramento about Cousins, they rave about all the work he did within the community, and most of his ex-teammates recall him as a lovable guy who just wanted to win so badly. Sounds like the Nard Dog to me.

Jim Halpert - Los Angeles Clippers PG Chris Paul
Jim is cunning. He's clever. He's smart. And, well, it took him a long time, with plenty of trial and error, to find the perfect situation with Pam.

CP3's basketball IQ is through the roof. He sees passes before they're even there.

While Jim frustrates Dwight by putting his desk items in jello or in the vending machine, CP3 aggravates defenders with his pick-n-roll probing and utilization of the yo-yo dribble. Jim pranks Dwight - CP3 clowns defenders. Jim eventually figured it out with Pam. Hopefully CP3 eventually culminates the comparison and finds his perfect combination of teammates someday.

Ryan Howard - Minnesota Timberwolves G Lance Stephenson
Both enjoyed rapid climbs to the top. Stephenson was a key cog on the Pacers team that played LeBron and the Heat tough in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals. Ryan Howard upgraded from temp to CEO in about a hot second.

But, just as quickly, both enjoyed precipitous falls. Ryan committed fraud and ended up working at a bowling alley after his termination, and well, Stephenson is now struggling to even stick on an NBA roster.

Stanley Hudson - Sixers C Jahlil Okafor
Stanley shows very little interest in being in The Office. Okafor shows very little interest in being on a basketball court.

Angela Martin - Chicago Bulls PG Rajon Rondo
They're both small, annoying, petty people with whom no one ever wants to work. No one at Dunder Mifflin can even stand Angela and I'm fairly certain that the Chicago Bulls would have traded Rondo for a locker room beer pong table if offered before last week's trade deadline.

Pam Beasly (Halpert) - Cleveland Cavaliers PF Kevin Love
Love really wanted it to work in Minnesota. I mean, that's who drafted him. He loved putting up 20 pts/20 rebs games for the Wolves.

He was comfortable there, but sure enough, it grew tiresome waiting for management to reward him with more talent. So, he pushed Minnesota to deal him to Cleveland.

Love was definitely stepping out of his comfort zone, but deep down, he knew that with LeBron in Cleveland is where he'd find the most love and success. Although he was reluctant to accept the trade rumors at first, Love eventually came around and won a title in Northeast Ohio.

Damn, this sounds a lot like the Jim and Pam dynamic.

Phyllis Vance - New Orleans Pelicans C Omer Asik
Physically, they just look similar.

Meredith Palmer - Cavaliers SG JR Smith
Both are entirely too willing to take off their shirts.

Dwight Schrute - UCLA PG Lonzo Ball
Ok, so I cheated and dipped into the college ranks for one of these. Dwight is a really weird dude. But, for all his quirks, his salesmanship tactics frequently excel beyond all other Dunder Mifflin salesmen. It doesn't matter how he's getting the job done, it just matters that he's getting it done.

That's Lonzo. It doesn't really matter that Lonzo shoots across his body from his left shoulder. What does matter is that his shots go in, from just about anywhere.

Michael Scott -Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook
Michael's the boss. He's rather insensitive, tone-deaf, unaware and petty. But, when push comes to shove, Michael is a great employee who gets the job done. Frequently, Scranton's branch outperforms all others despite what seems to be lackluster leadership and effort.

That matches up perfectly with the Thunder point guard. Westbrook's insensitive pettiness has manifested itself throughout Durant's departure. He's entirely tone-deaf when he deals with the media. He doesn't really care what people think about him (see: pregame outfits).

But, he's loyal - Westbrook just signed a massive extension in Oklahoma City when he could have gone elsewhere. He loves his OKC family. Michael loves his Scranton family. Despite their glaring character flaws, both are valiant leaders of a seemingly misfit unit of workers.

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Sports |  Source: forthewin.com

LeBron Goes From Zero To Hero Real Quick

A thriller in D.C.

Sunday night we were given the pleasure of watching one of the GOATs, Tom Brady, give us his ultimate resume building performance.

Just one night later, another GOAT gave us one of his.

The Cavaliers were playing the Wizards in Washington, and late in the game the Cavs trailed 118-117. Who do you give the ball to? LeBron, of course. Let him do his thing, power his way down the lane for an easy two!

Nope. Wizards knock down both, three point lead, 3.4 seconds remaining. Cue your "LeBron isn't clutch" tweets!

WRONG AGAIN! LeBron gives us a metaphorical "SHHHHHHH" and sends the game to OT. Naturally, Twitter gave us some great reactions.

Earlier tonight, there were reports of LeBron pushing the Cavs to trade for Carmelo Anthony, even if Kevin Love had to go, but I have a feeling that may not be the case anymore...

Can't wait to see where this one goes! The Cavs would go on to win 140-135.