Dwight Howard was booed at UFC 202

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Dwight Howard's return to his hometown franchise doesn't appear to have changed personal opinion on one the most polarising basketball players of the 21st century.

Wherever the center has gone, controversy has followed. It has led many fans from around the NBA to dislike the happy-go-lucky superstar.

From his finals day in Orlando, his short stint in Los Angeles and his terribly unproductive spell in Houston, Howard's career has been a story of disappointment and fallouts with big-name teammates.

In Las Vegas on Saturday night, the now Hawks star was in attendance as Conor McGregor took on Nate Diaz in the biggest and best fight in UFC history. Howard's face flashed up on the big screen and the fans weren't shy to let their feelings be known.

We can only imagine that the majority of people who booed the 30-year-old had made the short trip from California to Nevada to watch the fight.


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Much has been made of Howard's attitude, and it has caused problems with big names like Kobe Bryant and James Harden. The big man knows he is not well liked in some corners and has insisted he is focused on winning a title before he calls time on his career.

Atlanta may be his last chance to challenge for any type of silverware, but given his recent history with the Lakers and Rockets, it seems unlikely he will ever get the chance to compete in the finals again.

The Hawks still love him, though. For now...

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