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Victor Oladipo Mimics Dominique Wilkins For Early Dunk Of The Year Nominee

A double-clutch poster on Dwight Howard reeks of irony
by John Paulo Aguilera | Dec 6, 2016
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This was supposed to be Dwight Howard's reclamation season.

After disappointing campaigns with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets (not that it was his fault, really), the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year has come full circle in his hometown of Atlanta, hopefully to revitalize a career in decline and help the Hawks to get over the hump.

Starting the basketball year 9-2, things looked rosy; Howard and the Hawks were a match made in heaven...until the team lost 10 of its last 11 games (seven straight), including a close one against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 102-99, earlier today.

Suddenly, everything turned sour for the team that just set the franchise record for wins a couple of years ago.

Making Dwight's stat line (6 points, 7 rebounds) worse was him ending up on the wrong end of a vicious Victor Oladipo poster:

Funny thing is that, back in the day, Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins used to embarrass opponents with the same move.