Dallas Mavericks forward, Josh Howard, is stirring up controversy yet again. A YouTube video taken during a charity flag football game in July shows Josh Howard saying he doesn’t celebrate this s**t because he’s black. See the Josh Howard video below.
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Josh Howard is shown in a video at a Allen Iverson event for charity, saying during the national anthem, “‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is going on. I don’t celebrate this [expletive]. I’m black.” Howard also makes a reference to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama that some could find offensive.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks said, according to the Dallas Morning News, that the team had already dealt with Howard at the time of this incident. And Cuban said the team had a plan to discuss these issues during training camp.
“That said, we will be going through some advanced communication skill sessions together this training camp,” Cuban said Tuesday. “I have explained to him that cellphone cameras are not your friend and that what you think you said on camera is never what people will hear when it shows up on YouTube or TV.”
This isn’t Howard’s only trouble, as he was arrested and charged with speeding (94 mph in a 55 mph zone), careless and reckless driving, and speed competition in North Carolina. Josh Howard was released but has to make a court appearance September 23, 2008.
Josh Howard also loves him some “ganja”.
Check out Josh Howard showing his disrespect towards the National Anthem in this video: