Yahoo - In between first quarter free throws (following a make, even), Millsap grimaced and told lead referee Monty McCutchen that something was definitely a little too sticky. Though none of the other 11 (at that point) players in the game had noticed it, to say nothing of the three refs, it was immediately sussed out that Howard was culpable of doctoring the ball due to his Stickum use.
Howard, as he usually does, then made things a lot worse following the game: “I’ve been using it for the last five years,” Howard said. “It hasn’t been a problem. I don’t know why people are making a big deal out of it. I do it every game. It’s not a big deal. I ain’t even tripping.” Stickum is illegal in the NBA. You’re not really supposed to cop to using it every game, when asked. Especially after being reminded that, hey, Stickum is illegal in the NBA.
Classic Dwight Howard. Oh this illegal thing, oh yeah, I’ve been doing it for 5 years. No biggie. It’s actually sort of refreshing that not only did he own it, he owned it hard. He ain’t even tripping about it. The fact he’s gotten away with it for 5 years makes me believe it’s rather common place in the NBA and that he just used way, way too much this time.
Steven Adams though, your favorite player’s favorite player, didn’t hold any punches about his opinion of Dwight using stickum:
That was basically the nicest way anyone has ever said “maybe that’s why Dwight sucks and nobody wants him on their team anymore”. What’s awesome is players, even his own teammate, have no qualms about emasculating Dwight.
Even fans do it because they know Dwight can’t even have an argument back.
And now we find out he’s a dirty rotten cheater. Oh Dwight. Dwight, Dwight, Dwight. I hope he takes his stickum and goes to the Knicks in the worst way. A match made in Heaven.