What's with all the NBA players sticking it to little kids on the basketball court recently?

Earlier this month, we saw Kevin Durant block his young niece's shot during a friendly game of one-on-one. And over the weekend, Dwight Howard showed no mercy on a kid wearing a John Wall shirt during a delay in a Rockets/Wizards game. First, he caught an alley-oop and dunked on the kid. And then, when the kid tried to drive on Howard, the Houston center blocked his shot and screamed in his face.

What gives, guys?! You can't let these little kids live out here?

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[via Deadspin]