Both players are Orlando residents, were team-mates on the Magic and even compete in pick-up games together in the summer.
That said, Carter believes Howard is the biggest 'cry-baby' he's seen in basketball.
He was as blunt as possible in describing Howard's complaining to ESPNDallas.com.
“All the time,” Carter said of Howard’s complaining to referees.
“He always talks about how I’m a cry-baby. I was like, ‘Yo, you’re the biggest cry-baby I know.’ And then later, he’s like, ‘Yo, why’d you say that to me?’ But I know Dwight. It’s all good, but he is [a cry-baby].
“I mean, he takes a lot of punishment, but I’m like, ‘Yo, c’mon Dwight, c’mon. You elbowed, you’re sitting in the paint the entire time. What are you whining about?’ He told me to stop crying. I was like, ‘What? Are you serious?’”
Numbers support Carter's claims.
Howard has been one of the NBA's leaders in technical fouls, and his latest was a doozy.