Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Did an Orlando Local News Team Steal Our Dwight Howard Puppet Master Idea?
Only hours after I suggested the new nickname for Dwight Howard: Puppet Master , I was browsing around Twitter when I a Tweet by sports writer Tim Stephens caught my eyes:
Evidently, a member of the local broadcast media in Orlando presented Howard with a puppet of his own According to this excerpt from the Orlando Sentinel:
You've probably seen the hilarious Nike ads of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in puppet form. For a few moments this afternoon, Dwight Howard had a puppet of his own. It happened over at RDV Sportsplex after Howard spent a few minutes answering reporters' questions. After Howard finished, one local TV journalist opened a rectangular box and pulled out a puppet with a Magic jersey.The puppet was a pretty good likeness of Howard. Then, the reporter handed Howard the doll and asked him to say a few words.Needless to say, Howard was shocked. He broke into a smile, but he was at a loss for words. He finally came up with something. As he moved the puppet's mouth, Howard said in a high-pitched voice, "Go Magic! Go Magic!"
Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but the timing makes me wonder if their idea wasn't original. Game one of the NBA Finals is Thursday night, as the Orlando Magic visit the Staples Center in Los Angeles and try to dethrone the Lakers.
By Matt O'Hern at 12:02 PM | Comments (1)