Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard apparently called police to take action against a fan who threw a basketball and hit him in the head. The incident occurred near the bleachers as Howard was walking back to the locker room after Monday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in L.A.TMZ reported the details:“The Houston Rockets star was walking toward the tunnel to the locker room at Staples Center after losing to the Clippers Monday night when a basketball came out of the stands and smacked him in the head.“We’re told Dwight was furious … believing whoever had the ball hurled it at him on purpose. Dwight immediately went to stadium security to report the incident and pushed for the offender to be arrested.“Sources say security found the person who had the ball — a 22-year-old man — and detained him inside the stadium to conduct an investigation. We’re told the LAPD was also involved.Come to find out the fan just wanted Dwight’s autograph and the ball accidentally slipped out of his hands. The video footage in the arena backed up his story and he was released by security.”Howard was boo’ed heavily from the moment he stepped on the court in his first game back in L.A., likely in protest of him abandoning the Lakers for the Rockets earlier this year.
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