Dwight Howard was pulled over, had auto towed after Hawks elimination

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Despite being just one season through his three-year, $70M deal, there have already been rumblings that Hawks big man Dwight Howard is unhappy in Atlanta.

So, technically, he was pulled over the morning of April 28 - roughly 17 hours before tipoff of Game 6.

At 2:06 a.m. that morning an officer saw a blue vehicle speeding on westbound I-285 near Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

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Game 6 of their first round series against the Washington Wizards would be the last time the Atlanta Hawks would be seen in action until next season as they got dismantled by a score of 115-99. Officer E. Taffar stopped Howard's blue 2016 Audi at 2:06 a.m.

According to a police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 31-year-old Howard was pulled over by police in Dunwoody, Georgia, for traveling 95 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone around 2:06 a.m.

Howard's auto was being followed by a black SUV, which police later determined was his personal security detail. Upon questioning Howard, police learned the Hawks center was driving on a suspended registration and without insurance. But Howard was unable to present an insurance card to the officer.

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