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Dwight Howard shouldered Pau Gasol in the throat, only got called for a regular foul YouTube Screen Shot

Former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol had an unfortunate exchange during a recent meeting between the Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs.

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After Gasol made a 3-pointer and ran to the other end of the floor for defense, Howard greeted him with a shoulder to the throat. Howard accused Gasol of flopping — which he has been known to do in the past — but Gasol pleaded his case.

Officials reviewed the foul, and they decided to call a common foul instead of a flagrant foul. It certainly could have been a flagrant foul, but with Gasol’s reputation it’s understandable why the officials thought he might’ve flopped.

(h/t NBC Sports)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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