Dwight Howard seems like a really cool guy.
He's always smiling, can do dead on impersonations of Stan Van Gundy, as well as Charles Barkley, and has those great T-Mobile commercials running.
Dwight is also the best center on the planet right now. He has led the NBA in rebounds and blocked shots for the second straight year.
He is the reigning Defensive Player of the year and led the magic to the second best regular season record in the league.
Unfortunately, like most of us, Dwight is a fool for love. Superman's kryptonite was a former Orlando Magic Cheerleader by the name of Royce Reed.
Ms. Reed is one of the "stars" on VH-1's Basketball wives, which features the significant others of all world talents such as Michael Olowokandi, Antoine Walker and Meadowlark Lemon.
The show features lots of crying, lamenting and of course, champagne tossing. As in, "Hoe, you are a groupie and you need to leave my man alone, (splash!)."
By the way, Mrs. Lemon wouldn't be caught dead on a show like that. I made that part up.
But that isn't the worst transgression of Royce Reed.
See, this last spring, Ludacris, the rapper, hosted a bikini pool party and Ms. Reed was the most memorable contestant in the "Booty dropping, coochie popping dance contest".
So everywhere you looked on the internet you could find vivid streaming video of the mother of Mr. Howard's first born son, gyrating with one leg in the air, one leg around her back and a third leg moonwalking. (She's apparently very talented.)
For all that, if you're like me you're wondering, what was first prize?
NBA regular season tickets.