Pass It, Stern!

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Early in the show, Howard said he'd been passed the ball at a Knicks game over the weekend: "[Amar'e] Stoudemire handed the ball to me and came charging at me and yelled, 'Stern!' … I was like, 'I don't know what to do with the ball!' Was I supposed to start dribbling? Should I have done some schtick with it?" Howard said he passed it on to a ref ("It seems like I did the right thing.") and thanked Amar'e for the dream come true: "I was very pleased. I felt like Spike Lee, except with way more talent."