At the time, Cedric Maxwell explained what resulted when he said, "Before Kevin McHale hit Kurt Rambis, the Lakers were just running across the street whenever they wanted. Now they stop at the corner, push the button, wait for the light and look both ways." Now it’s Howard’s turn to learn physical play is a two-way street. It’s time for him to eat some bloody chicklets. And he brought it on himself. Not by scoring and rebounding. Not by pushing and shoving. But by acting as if he has carte blanche to hurt people in the guise of "playing hard."