HoopsHype Juwan Howard rumors


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

September 14, 2011 Updates
June 12, 2011 Updates

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

June 4, 2011 Updates

While he has been featured in a limited role this season, Howard is a strong presence in the locker room. "He's been invaluable, to this group in particular, because of his veteran experience and his leadership," Erik Spoelstra said. "The guys respect him and they did from the very first day of training camp." After ESPN aired their Fab Five documentary in March, Howard's legend continued to grow in the locker room. "It even went to another level," Spoelstra said with a laugh. "Everybody knew he was a Fab Five guy. A lot of our players were big fans of that team and when the special came out, that kind of highlighted him even more in their eyes." HoopsWorld

The reason he's able to be effective, even when his minutes are fluctuating, is because he does an excellent job preparing for games. He approaches every night with the mindset that he'll play, and he has been in just about every situation so nothing fazes him when he steps onto the court. "It's about staying ready," Howard said. "You never know when your name is going to be called so you approach every game like you're a rotation player. You prepare like I'm going to play night in and night out. There are going to be some nights where they don't play you and some nights where they do, but you got to be ready. You're going to embarrass yourself if you're not." HoopsWorld

May 31, 2011 Updates

They might be small and inexpensive or large and valuable. No occasion is needed to spur these moments of disarming generosity. Nor do they come with the expectation of public thanks or reciprocation. This, it seems, is just part of being a teammate of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. "Those two," says Heat backup forward James Jones, "are special." Might be an iPod or a pair of headphones. Might be a box of sneakers or a flashy warmup suit. "Things that guys like us use," Jones says on the eve of the NBA Finals. "Special gifts," says Juwan Howard, the Heat's oldest player. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 1, 2011 Updates

Miami Heat forward Juwan Howard said Friday he plans to appeal his $35,000 NBA fine for his involvement in Wednesday's melee against the Washington Wizards. Howard was ejected in the second quarter of the 123-107 victory at the Verizon Center for a shoving match after a dustup between Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Wizards guard John Wall, who also were ejected. "I wouldn't regret doing it if I had to do it again," said Howard, who said he merely was trying to protect a teammate. "Unfortunately, I just thought that the penalty was very harsh." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

No matter how the NBA league office eventually rules on whether to suspend John Wall after his second-quarter altercation with Miami Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Coach Flip Saunders said the incident probably never should’ve reach the point where there were three ejections and two technical fouls. Wall said he swung at Ilgauskas in reaction to getting hit in the face with two elbows. “What I was disappointed in, you would think, you would hope out there, in a game, that when a guy throws two elbows and then a third, they would catch the first one, with three referees out there. And he’s got the ball. That’s what they’re watching, you know,” Saunders said with a chuckle. “If you nip it in the bud right away, it doesn’t escalate like that.” Washington Post

March 31, 2011 Updates
March 25, 2011 Updates

What do you think of some of the backlash that has come from the documentary? There were some disparaging comments made about Duke and some of its players, particularly African-American players like Grant Hill. What did you make of reactions from Hill and Jalen Rose? Juwan Howard: Honestly, I've been getting a lot of positive feedback. People see me in the street and they tell me they loved it. A lot of my colleagues, ex-teammates and even guys I haven't played with said they loved it. I've bumped into NFL players down here in Miami during their offseason and they gave me a thumbs-up. I understand that a lot of the comments have been made, with Jalen and of course Jimmy [King] and Ray [Jackson]. I include myself. I didn't say anything, use any derogatory language or comments, but that's not to say that I didn't think that during that time. ESPN.com

Should you guys have made it more clear that what you may have felt 20 years ago as teenagers at Michigan might be different than you feel now? Juwan Howard: You have to keep in mind that it was how people felt 20 years ago. And people are entitled to their opinion. I respect Grant, of course, taking the stand that he did. If it was me, would I have done it? No. But that's just me. I have a lot of respect for Grant as a person. And I have a lot of respect for Christian Laettner. If you really listen to the remarks, I think Jalen did an excellent job of not only telling how he felt at the time, but he also praised them. ESPN.com

March 23, 2011 Updates

Earl Barron: Just watched the Fab Five documentary start to finish finally. Bill Walton said they were under achievers and over rated. WTF. They made it to the Final Four as freshmen. How is that over rated? Everybody just hated on their style back then. Twitter

March 19, 2011 Updates

The quote of the week is actually a nonquote, as in the silence offered by former Fab Fiver Juwan Howard on the Jalen Rose-Grant Hill controversy. Howard declined interview requests all week from Miami writers eager to get his thoughts on the documentary that aired last weekend on the Michigan freshmen. While Rose was left to squirm under intense criticism for remarks made about Duke recruiting only black players who were "Uncle Toms," Howard refused to come to his former teammate's defense. It's an every-man-for-himself approach that has come to define the Fab Five's legacy. CBSSports.com

March 14, 2011 Updates

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