HoopsHype Juwan Howard rumors

June 23, 2012 Updates

"It was a special moment," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of getting Howard on the court in the waning moments. "Our guys have so much respect for Juwan, but with five minutes to go Dwyane (Wade) and Chris (Bosh) and LeBron (James) mentioned in the huddle, 'Hey, two more minutes, let's get this thing done so Juwan Howard can get on the court in this game in the Finals to get the championship.' Sun Herald

Howard didn't seem eager to trade in his uniform for a business suit, but he liked the idea of being a player coach like the legendary Celtics center whose handed out the Bill Russell Finals MVP Trophy to James. "Yeah, like Bill Russell," Howard smiled. "I haven't got that far yet. I still got the passion and love for the game." Sun Herald

June 21, 2012 Updates

Juwan Howard, just short of his 40th birthday, hasn’t played that much the past two seasons, and didn’t play at all in the first four games of these NBA Finals, after getting some action in the last one. Still, Howard has embraced and appreciated his role on the team, as a big brother and de facto assistant coach, encouraging them at teammates and even frequently shouting at officials. “But I appreciate them, and the relationship that we’ve built through the past two years, through the good times and bad times, and sharing the pain and sharing the laughter, and just enjoying the moments each day,” Howard said. Palm Beach Post

June 20, 2012 Updates

Shane Battier and Juwan Howard say they have never had the Duke-Michigan conversation. Though it did come up that Battier, the erstwhile Blue Devil who grew up in a Detroit suburb, once accepted a pair of autographed sneakers from Howard when the latter was playing for the Wolverines as a member of the Fab Five. New York Times

May 21, 2012 Updates

Nearly 90 minutes before tipoff of Game 4 of an acrimonious Eastern Conference playoff series, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson again appeared to be a source of irritation to the Miami Heat. Miami Heat forward Juwan Howard and Stephenson exchanged sharp words within inches of each other’s faces on the court. Stephenson, who flashed a choke sign at Heat star LeBron James in the Pacers' Game 3 victory, had been shooting with the Pacers on one end of the floor when Howard walked past on the way to Miami's locker room. Yahoo! Sports

May 20, 2012 Updates

Dahntay Jones, who was outside the locker room with teammate Paul George, a Pacers employee, his son and his mother, went and talked to Howard before the 39-year-old Howard turned around and went toward the practice court with the rest of his teammates. “Tell him I’m going to (expletive) him up,” Howard said to Dahntay Jones, Paul George and another Pacers employee. Indianapolis Star

It was unclear which player had said something to start the jawing, but Howard was soon warning Stephenson to keep his mouth shut, as Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw stepped between the players and nudged Howard away from the court. There didn’t appear to be any possibility that the altercation would evolve into violence, but Howard clearly had no use for Stephenson, nor his attitude. Yahoo! Sports

April 28, 2012 Updates

The Blazers locker room had McMillan detractors previously during the coach's seven seasons in Portland. But there was always someone -- be it James Jones, Joel Przybilla, Brandon Roy or Juwan Howard -- to extinguish the fires and remind teammates that personal agendas never trump the team. It's why I cornered LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after McMillan was fired. I told him that I was disappointed in him. I said that part of the responsibility of being a star is leading. I expected him to tell Felton to zip it when the point guard was making his poisonous locker room rounds. I expected him to tell Crawford to quit worrying about where he was playing and focus on how he was playing. As not only a star but an All-Star, it was his job to get guys focused on the team. Oregonian

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November 30, 2011 Updates

Juwan Howard? He was vacationing in the Bahamas with his family last summer when his agent called. He named a couple of interested teams. Howard stopped him in mid- sentence. "The Heat's interested?" Howard said. "Yes." "I want to play there," he said. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

November 19, 2011 Updates

The venue for the game has not been finalized, but a number of former and current NBA players already have committed to participate. They include: Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. Sources also said Baron Davis, Vince Carter, Alonzo Mourning. Jamal Crawford, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Amare Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Derek Fisher, Antawn Jamison, Juwan Howard, Quentin Richardson, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Knight, Jerry Stackhouse, John Wall, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Doc Rivers are expected to play. Veteran WNBA star and all-time leading scorer Tina Thompson and former USC great Cheryl Miller also is expected to participate. ESPN.com

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Miami Heat forward Juwan Howard has phoned Chris Webber during the NBA Finals. He's sent text messages to Jalen Rose. Although their careers are at opposite ends, the conversation remains the same. Howard is not only in position to win a championship with the Heat, but also capture a trophy for one of college basketball's most celebrated teams. He is the last active member of Michigan's Fab Five, and stands just two victories from winning one for the group. The Heat trail the Dallas Mavericks 3-2 in the best-of-7 series. "You know what, if I win a championship, the family wins one," Howard said. "Because we're all like family. I know Jalen told you guys before the season started that if I win one, it's like he's going to win one. He's going to wear the ring, too." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

June 7, 2011 Updates

Terry also expressed an interesting opinion about Chris Bosh's game-winning jumper. "Well, it was a blown coverage," Terry said. "That's what was disappointing about it. We don't care who gets that shot at that particular time, but it wasn't contested. When it's wide open, anybody, I don't care who it is, Juwan Howard would have hit that shot." Dallas Morning News

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