Hunter Dickinson fires back at Michigan State football player over Juwan Howard troll

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Juwan Howard Reacts To Michigan Basketball 73-63 Loss To Michigan State

Kansas center Hunter Dickinson still has love for Michigan‘s Juwan Howard and hatred for Michigan State. Dickinson transferred in the offseason for his final year of college basketball.

But that didn’t stop him from firing back at Michigan State football player Jordan Hall. Following the Spartans win over the Wolverines on the basketball court Saturday, Hall tried trolling Howard on Twitter.

In his tweet, Hall posted a photoshopped picture of Howard at McDonalds. Safe to say, Dickinson did not like that.

“I don’t think the sport that lost 49-0 should be involved in the trolling,” Dickinson wrote on Twitter.

Dickinson played for Howard from 2020-22, so defending his former coach is logical. And, he’s not exactly wrong about the football result.

The Wolverines fell to the Spartans 73-63 and are now 8-18 on the season. Howard’s health issues going into the season were a big topic and continue to be a talking about his future.

When you couple that with a losing season, it’s a wonder how Howard’s kept it together.

“Well, that’s a great question, as a leader of the program, you know, if I crack and I explode that’s going to trickle down to the players,” Howard said postgame. “So it’s my job to keep coaching, keep teaching, and to find positive energy each and every day. And that’s what I enjoy doing. Because these young men that I work with, I love them, and I enjoy coaching. I’ve enjoyed working with them, I enjoy learning from them. 

“And me and my staff are always looking for ways of how we can improve what we see on film … But those are teaching moments that we will of course keep growing with our players. Losing doesn’t feel well for any of us.”

Howard was asked if he would rethink his future after the season amid the struggles and health issues.

“Oh, no, never I am bought in,” Howard said. “I love this place and I love our players and I never ran or never quit my life. That’s a good question because that let me know you really don’t know. And as you get to know me a little bit better and know my story, every time and everywhere I’ve been I’ve always faced the noise and I roll up my sleeves and find solutions. 

“And we’re gonna be solution based as we finish the season. Next season is not here. We have to finish the season strong.”