Pregame in the NBA is time for a bit of fun, and in the game between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in the Californian capital was no different, as Dwight Howard had a little bit of fun with a young Kings fan, who eventually also got the last laugh.
The two were playing some variation of one on one basketball, with Howard showing off to the little kid (which also got a reaction of boos from the few fans in attendance at that moment) and blocking him on his way to the basket.
Well, children have excellent short term memories, and a highly developed revenge mechanism. He dribbled between the legs of Dwight Howard (who obviously decided to take it easy on someone who doesn’t even touch his knee with his head) and was able to muster every ounce of strength in his body to reach the basket and score after a friendly role.
In the game itself, the Kings weren’t as successful or lucky, losing 129-103 after a disastrous first quarter (17-42) set the tone for the rest of the game. Howard finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds while James Harden led the way scoring 43 points.