When he approached the trophy, he was tentative.
"I just want the one for basketball," Howard said.
Howard, who was drafted by the
He surely would rather be meeting Larry over Stanley, but after a few seconds of standing next to hockey's championship trophy, the charismatic center warmed to the object.
Howard began smiling, pointing and wrapping his arms around the trophy, as you can see in the video above.
One can only imagine how Howard will react if he wins the Larry O'Brien trophy with the Lakers.