‘Superman’ Dwight Howard ‘threatens’ to score 85 points for Taiwan in Olympics if they don’t pick me for US team…Taiwan ‘bluffs’ by not qualifying for Paris Olympics

Dwight “Superman” Howard, 37, has threatened to play for Taiwan if the USA Basketball Association doesn’t select him for Team USA.

“If you leave me off the team, I will play for Taiwan and I will score 85 points,” Howard recently wrote on Instagram.

Shaquille “Dinosaur Center” O’Neal shared Howard’s post on his Instagram story.

After spending the 2021-2022 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard most recently played for the Taiyuan Leopards in Taiwan.

Howard even joked about joining LeBron James and Chris Paul.

A three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has a decent history with Team USA. He was part of the “Riddim Team” that beat Spain to win gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Howard averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in that tournament. 스포츠토토

Howard’s selection to represent Taiwan is a bit of a surprise. Chinese Taipei did not qualify for the Paris Olympics.

They’ve only qualified three times in Olympic men’s basketball, the last time being in Melbourne in 1956.

Howard’s “threat” is a “bluff. However, he may have used the Taiwanese rhyme to make a strong statement about his desire to play in the Olympics.