dwight howard & kevin garnett (headbutt)

*Dwight Howard is turning into the NBA’s most popular unpopular guy it seems.

So far this season he’s either gotten into altercations with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and now Kevin Garnett and the season is not even at the halfway point!

Here’s what happened. Nearly midway through the first quarter of Monday night’s game between the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets, Garnett and Howard got tangled up a little bit. It seemed like a harmless foul, but things escalated pretty quickly A push by Garnett turned into a retaliation shot by Howard and then things got out of hand. KG sealed his fate for the rest of the night by throwing the ball at DH and delivering a headbutt to Howard.

And as they say, KG was history.

UPDATE …

The NBA has announced that Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game without pay for initiating an altercation Monday with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard and headbutting him.

Howard was fined $15,000 for pushing Garnett in the neck area.

The incident occurred with 7:53 remaining in the first quarter of the Rockets’ 113-99 win over the Nets at Barclays Center.

Garnett will serve his suspension on Wednesday, Jan. 14, when the Rockets play the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.

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