November 01, 2011
Noted comedy professional Dwight Howard(notes) posted this picture to his Twitter account on Saturday evening. If you are unsure what the Orlando Magic center is doing, then I'd like to welcome you to sports blogs. Sometimes the things that happen here are fun!
As I'm sure you all know, Howard is "Tebowing," a posing practice that takes its name and inspiration from Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida who sometimes prays in front of people. Jared Kleinstein, the guy with the foresight to conjugate Tebow's last name and sign up for a Tumblr account, defines Tebowing as "to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different." Like, for example, trying to decide what to order at a Chinese restaurant. omggggggggg wtf lolol that ish cray
Y! colleague MJD offered something of a Tebowing primer last week at Shutdown Corner, which featured a shot of also-Y!-colleague 'Duk from Big League Stew participating in Internet culture at Busch Stadium before a World Series game. For more information about Tebowing, please consult your local library.
Howard has long fancied himself The Clown Prince of Basketball, what with his joke chalk-tossing, his zinging of LeBron James'(notes) hairline, his shooting non-basketballs with Jimmy Fallon, his tireless honing of impressions of Charles Barkley and Stan Van Gundy, and taking part in a very relevant, eminently bloggable, low-risk-high-reward meme like Tebowing is an extension of his super zany persona. Maybe he can link up with San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson and Tebow in front of a green screen onto which a lunar landscape is later projected, because that would be pretty out-of-bounds, comedically speaking.
A couple of months ago, Dwight referred to the lockout as "a good time for myself and the other [NBA players] to really find out what we're all about." I'm glad he's confirmed that he's really all about giggles. Well, that and settling 3-year-old Yahoo! Answers questions. Wait a second, has Shaquille O'Neal(notes) Tebowed yet? No? Well, let's just wait another second and keep refreshing Tout.
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