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Racist or Nah? Dallas Mavericks fans are hoping Dwight Howard loves him some fried chicken.

Via NYDailyNews reports:

A Dallas fried chicken joint is really trying to give Dwight Howard the finger, or in this case, fingers.

Raising Cane’s, a chicken finger chain, is offering a lifetime of free chicken fingers to Howard in exchange for his signature on a contract with the Mavericks.

“These next few days, Dwight Howard will be making arguably the most important career decision of his life,” Adam Reed the marketing manager at Raising Cane’s said in a press release obtained by the Dallas Morning News. “So we thought we’d make Dwight an offer he couldn’t refuse to up the ante for a Dallas-bound decision.”

This bird-brained plan comes on the heels of the Lakers’ own plea to keep Howard in Los Angeles, unveiling a series of billboards with a simple message: STAY.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the company has leased six electronic billboards throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area (home to the 20 locations where Howard can get some gratis grub), which feature the phrase: “Bring Dwight to Big D” alongside the company logo and a #canes4dwight hashtag.

Chicken fingers are nice and all, but the five-year, $118 million deal Howard can get from the Lakers is more appetizing than the $87.6M over four years that Dallas, and any other club interested in Howard, can put on the table.

But if the plan is to get to Howard’s heart through his stomach, the folks in Dallas may have the wrong recipe. According to, the center’s favorite food is pizza.

SMH. The thirst is real — but yeah, there’s just something fundamentally wrong with offering a black athlete free FRIED CHICKEN as a bribe to take a job.

Check the beggin’ azz billboards calling for Dwight to stay in LA below:



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