Vince Carter had some words for Dwight Howard during and after Dallas' win over Houston on Wednesday night.
During the second quarter, the Mavs veteran told Howard that he's “the biggest crybaby I know," per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. After the Mavericks' victory, Carter took some more shots at his former teammate.
“All the time,” said Carter referring to Howard whining to the referees, via ESPNDallas.com. “He always talks about how I’m a crybaby. I was like, ‘Yo, you’re the biggest crybaby I know.’ And then later, he’s like, ‘Yo, why’d you say that to me?’ But I know Dwight. It’s all good, but he is [a crybaby].
Carter wasn't the only one giving Howard a hard time during the game. A fan sitting near one of the baskets heckled Howard in the fourth quarter. The man seemed to get under Howard's skin, as the All-Star center responded by tossing the basketball to him.
The official handed Howard a technical foul with 2:54 left in the game and Houston leading 116-111. Dallas outscored Houston 11-4 after the technical and won 123-120.
UPDATE: The NBA fined Howard $25,000 for tossing the ball into the stands, per Marcus J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.