By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
As the controversy surrounding Lakers' Dwight Howard and San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich during the All-Star Game was reported various media outlets and here on Project Spurs.com, it seems there's another side of the story that's developing.
The story first broke with Stephen A. Smith conducting an interview on Mike & Mike in the Morning where he commented that Popovich was furious at Howard for not paying attention during the huddle when a play was being drawn up for him. This irritated Pop, as Smith says, to the point where he cursed at Howard in front of everyone. The other side of the story has been told by T.J. Simers from LATimes.com.
The story quickly spread. San Antonio Express-News columnist Buck Harvey, among others, repeated the Smith report and used it to heap more criticism on Howard.
Harvey never talked to Popovich but did report: "Spur assistants who were in the All-Star Game huddle in Houston say the incident has been overblown."
Howard said Friday night that what Smith had told everyone "just never happened."
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