PORTLAND, Ore. -- Try as he might, Dwight Howard just can't seem to shake the Shaquille O'Neal connections.
After Howard shot a feeble 3 of 14 from the free throw line in the Los Angeles Lakers' 99-91 season-opening loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, at least one Lakers opponent already was thinking about sending Howard to the line on purpose.
Forget Hack-a-Shaq. Now it's Hack-a-Howard.
Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts told reporters ...