Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard goes in for the dunk in front of Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce during Orlando's 101-82 win in Game 7 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Who does your average athlete thank after a big win?
God? Yep, pretty high on the list.
Mom/dad? Sure, you'll get that sometimes.
The Fans? Often the cheers of the crowd will be given crazy credit for a team's ability to win or lose.
But high-flying Dwight Howard took it to a new level after his Orlando Magic dispatched the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal tilt, 101-82.
Dwight gave a shoutout to his Twitter followers in a post-game interview with TNT's David Aldridge.
Howard is a very social media savvy guy, it seems. In addition to his 61,000-plus followers on Twitter, he also has a Facebook page and blog to interact with his fans. But unless those thousands of dedicated No. 12 jersey-wearing supporters are either suiting up for the Conference Finals against Cleveland or kidnapping LeBron James, that may be the last thanks they get.
Still looks like a Fail Whale for the Magic with Cleveland winning in 6.