Thursday, June 04, 2009
Puppetmaster Nickname for Dwight Howard Proves Imitation is Sincerest Form of Flattery
As Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic prepare for the Los Angeles Lakers in game 1 of the NBA Finals, you may notice a trendy nickname for Dwight Howard: Puppetmaster.
I'm not claiming sole ownership for the idea, but I can prove that Marketing Shift posted the nickname on Monday. Since our post, the Daytona News Journal and the Orlando Sentinel have both used the nickname.
Following Orlando's defeat of the Cleveland Cavs, was inspired to combine several images, including Dwight Howard, the logo from the Puppetmaster horror movie series, Adidas (Dwight Howard's shoe dealer) and a banner ad for Nike MVPs-featuring puppet versions of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. I'll give Orlando Sentinel Editorial Cartoonist Dana Summers credit for her drawing, since the work is 100% original, but I'd like to see any media that used the nickname before my post ran on June 1.
By Matt O'Hern at 09:46 AM | Comments (0)