Bill Simmons this week mused on the fate of Dwight Howard, who appears to be the NBA's equivalent of plutonium: a potential world-beater but perilously radioactive. To characterize the gap between Perceived Dwight Howard and Actual Dwight Howard, the founder of Grantland and ESPN spittling-head did something very Bill Simmons-y: He alluded to an old Bill Simmons column. In that 2011 piece, Simmons argued that an actor's recent work must outweigh his early work when determining whether said actor is a star. Here's the salient chunk of that column:
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