Have you seen the Josh Howard National Anthem video circulating around the web? See photos and the video of Josh Howard below.
Dallas Maverics star Josh Howard is in some hot water for comments he made during the playing of the National Anthem in July. He was participating in Allen Iverson’s celebrity football game and when a cell phone camera panned to Howard during the Anthem, he said:
“The Star-Spangled Banner’ is going on. I don’t celebrate this [expletive]. I’m black.”
Maverics owner Mark Cuban told the Dallas Morning News that the issue was addressed in July:
“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.”
Howard has been the center of controversy this year. He admitted that he used marijuana on occasion, and during the playoffs, he threw himself a birthday party after the Mavs lost Game 4 in their series against New Orleans, even after Coach Avery Johnson told the players that any “extracurricular activities should be kept to a minimum”. In July he was arrested in North Carolina and charged with speeding, reckless driving and drag racing.
See more photos and the Josh Howard National Anthem video below.