Dwight Howard’s ‘Save the Centers’ spoof
by By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports
The NBA center is going extinct.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers often bemoans the dearth of true centers, a 7-footer with low post moves and rim-protecting ability, roaming the earth.
The NBA center is an endangered species. There’s not even a category for centers on this year’s All-Star ballot. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard and his ilk are lumped in with – oh the horrors – small forwards and power forwards.
Where is the love for today’s centers? Where is the respect?
Howard is here to help, in his humorous way, with a spoof video released today by The NOC on YouTube.
Riffing off of Sarah McLachlan’s Angel and her heart-wrenching dog-rescue commercial, Howard launches a faux campaign to “Save The Centers.”
Howard appears on screen with the music to Angel but with the words “in the arms of a center.” Here are some of the highlights:
“Hi, I’m Dwight Howard. This year, centers have been left off the All-Star ballot, leaving dozens of centers, centers just like me, feeling alone and scared. Thankfully, there’s a way you can help. …
“Here at the Center Center for Centers, we give centers the love and care they need and we retrain them … as point guards, ready to become productive members of the NBA. …
“Please say you’ll be the angel for the center who is suffering right now. Call the number on your screen or go online to pledge your support.”