Those of you who are unfamiliar with the slang definition of the word “pause” may be more familiar with the term “no homo.” Both essentially mean the same thing and are used when making a reference that could be construed as sexual in nature. The latter is used more in a hip hop setting while the former is a bit more common in everyday conversation and in the media.
Dwight Howard, who is no stranger to goofing off during interviews, made the reference when talking about Andrew Bynum after the Magic’s loss to the Lakers on Monday night. It reminded us a lot of Gus Johnson’s “pause” when Spike like said he “likes Dick” a few years ago, which pretty much introduced LBS to the term. Check out the Dwight Howard “pause” video, courtesy of Cosby Sweaters.