This story is just bizarre. It resembles something you see every once in a while during an MLB game when an umpire finds something weird on the baseball and questions the pitcher. Pay attention to Paul Milsap's reaction when he get's the ball (which apparently acquired some stickum off of Dwight Howard's hands), and then to the Rockets coach getting rid of the evidence:
Howard's response to being caught using the illegal substance was just as strange:
Howard on his Stickum: "I don’t know why people are making a big deal out of it. I do it every game. It’s not a big deal. I ain’t tripping.”— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 20, 2016
We'll see what happens next...