Updated Jun 3, 2013 - 8:45 am
Can Dwight Howard shoot free throws better than a Phoenix housewife?
Since then, it's been a steady decline. In his first year in Los Angeles, the Lakers center hit just 49 percent of his charity tosses. It was the second straight season he hit just 49 percent.
Frustrated L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers got an idea -- pit Howard against his daughter Kelly Nielsen (who lives in Phoenix) in a free throw-shooting contest.
The catch? Howard would shoot left-handed because, as Simers put it, the center is "no good right-handed" and Kelly would shoot right-handed. If Howard lost, he'd contribute $5,000 to charity and if Nielsen came up short, she and her dad would cough up $500.
See the results of the wager in the video below.
- Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez doesn't like mascots who mock his hairstyle
- Rudolph is a shortstop, apparently
- MLB releases techno-themed Arizona Diamondbacks video for the holidays
- Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson makes human pinball machine out of Middle Tennessee State
- Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel unveils 'The Worst Contest Ever'