The night marked the first time that Howard’s former teammates visited him on the court, as well as the first night Orlando media got a chance to talk to him in person. At least one Orlando media member made the most of his interview, and that person is no stranger to Thoughts of a Jeanius: David “Ping” Pingalore.
During Howard’s post game interview with reporters, Ping wasted no time getting to the tough questions everyone wanted to ask Howard. The only problem is that Howard clearly does not like Ping and made that perfectly clearly in the video below. If you cannot view the video, I have transcribed Ping’s interaction with Howard.
For once I want a David Pingalore story to be true, but I’m not getting my hopes set too high. Ping took to Twitter a short time ago and said that former Orlando Magic head coach, Stan Van Gundy, could be joining ESPN after auditioning for an NBA analyst position on the network.
In what can only be seen as a move to disrupt my Breaking Bad marathon, David Pingalore is back out here reporting more news on the Dwight Howard saga. Ping posted a story about two hours ago that the Houston Rockets are “making plays” for Howard. Good deduction, chief.
Our boy David Pingalore from Local 6 is back to breaking news, or something to that effect. He is reporting that the Orlando Magic’s head coaching search was narrowed down to two candidates after learning that information from his notorious sources. Ping is reporting that the list was narrowed down to “the San Antonio Spurs number one assistant Mike Budenholzer,” and Maurice Cheeks.
A source told Ping that Budenholzer is considered the front-runner.
However, since Ping’s report, a more credible source has emerged with information that negates Ping’s latest report. Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel tweeted shortly after Ping’s report:
When David “Ping” Pingalore is up to something, you’ll know about it. I saw him tweeting about this story at about 5 p.m., then again before he went on for Wednesday night’s sports report on Local 6, so I decided to see what next big “story” he was going to break.
Ping started off by saying Dwight Howard postponed his annual basketball camp at UCF on July 1, then went in straight Dwight Howard bash mode. He seemed to not know which one really happened, he mentioned cancelled and postponed multiple times. Ping said he’s not buying, and that it’s Howard’s “worst P.R. move yet.”
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