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Dwight Howard airballs a free throw, laughs about it (VIDEO)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers gestures to a referee after fouling out of the game with the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Mavericks won 99-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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The Lakers got a solid win over a pretty good Nets team on Tuesday, but struggled mightily from the free throw line in the process. L.A. as a team was 19-of-37 from the stripe, while Dwight Howard had more than half of the attempts, but managed to knock down just 7-of-19.

None were worse than this one, an airball that was short and wide left that occurred in the fourth quarter of a three-point ballgame.

Howard laughed at the result, and then, perhaps realizing the situation, put on a super-serious face prior to taking his next attempt.

That’s Howard’s personality, for better or for worse. But fans aren’t going to think it’s funny if his free throw shooting ends up costing the Lakers some games this season, and it’s tough to imagine Kobe Bryant being on board with one of his teammates laughing off misses in tight games, no matter the ultimate result.