Dwight Howard is a pain in the butt. Wait, no. He has a pain in the butt. Well, actually, both. 

The Wizards will be without Howard for their game against the Clippers on Tuesday, as he aggravated the gluteal injury that kept him out of the first seven games of the season.

Obviously, there's a joke to be made about Howard having butt pain. It's even better that he has a reputation of tearing down locker rooms, and it feels like a bit of karma this late in his career. In fact, he has been let go from each of his teams -- the Magic, Lakers, Rockets, Hawks and Hornets -- because of issues with his effort and attitude in the locker room that has been described as "cancerous" and "disruptive."

In the nine games that he's played in this season for Washington, Howard is averaging just under 13 points and 9 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game. He has provided a much-needed inside presence for the Wizards, but it hasn't helped results all that much.

The Wizards are currently 5-11, and although they were just 1-6 before Howard arrived, it is certainly strange that he is part of yet another locker room collapse. Howard continues to be a pain in the butt, and now that pain has been taken from those around him and turned into his own.