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That tight-fitting shirt Dwight Howard wears under his jersey during games is about more than fashion DH says ...
"It’s been doing a pretty good job of keeping everything straight as far as my back and my shoulder, making sure that everything is inline," Howard said after shootaround on Thursday. "A lot of people think that it’s just a regular Polo T, but it’s not. It’s a shirt that was made strictly for posture and making sure the scapula and everything stay straight."
Howard has played nine straight games since last sitting out because of his shoulder injury, and the Lakers have gone 5-4.
"Anybody who has had a torn labrum knows that it’s not something that you feel all the time," Howard said. "It’s not something that just bothers you while you’re walking or you’re working out. There’s moments where it feels really good and then once someone pulls you or hits you in the wrong position, that’s when sometimes everything in your arm goes numb. It just depends."
So what's been the trick keeping him in the lineup?
"As of late, (the pain) hasn’t really been there that much," Howard said. "The shirt I’ve been wearing is really helping me out a lot, so I’m going to continue to wear that."