Dwight Howard would literally have to turn into Superman and rescue a plane full of flying nuns from crashing into an orphanage surrounded by puppies to become likable after this.
Howard, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post (via Orlando Magic Daily), is prepared to skip the upcoming season
A source close to Dwight Howard tells me that Dwight is fully prepared to sit out the entire 2012-13 season in Orlando.— Jordan Schultz (@206Child) July 16, 2012
Bear in mind... Dwight Howard chose to play for Orlando this season. He had the option to opt out of this upcoming season, but he didn't. He opted in.
I know you all know this, but I just wanted to say it out loud.
Dwight Howard didn't have to be here. It's his own damn fault.
Brooklyn could have just cleared cap space and either pulled off some kind of sign-and-trade, or signed him outright. This saga would be over. This whole thing would be behind us.
But Dwight, in his infinite wisdom, chose to opt in. And the good folks of Orlando foolishly believed he would actually do what he said. The NBA even made up "Loyalty" shirts (which, thankfully, have finally been taken down). LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID LAST YEAR:
"I'm not like those guys that people try to pay me to be. I'm loyal,'' Howard said. "I just love this city too much. I want to win a championship."
No. I swear. He said that. Go look at the link. There's video. He said those exact words.
He didn't even play a dozen games after that before sitting with a back injury. Then Mr. Loyalty, after the owners dumped the coach you wanted gone and replaced the GM with a wiz-kid cut from the cloth of one of the finest rebuilding processes we've seen (Oklahoma City). The franchise is seemingly moving in the right direction with some pieces in place to make tihs rebuilding a speedy one. And Mr. Loyalty not only wants out, he'll sit at home and pout if he doesn't get his way.
The bottom line with Dwight is that he's still a child. He asked for something, he got it, and he immediatelhy doesn't want it anymore. He's acting with the maturity of a seven year-old throwing a tantrum in the check-out line. And now Rob Hennigan is left to look around the supermarket nervously as people make snap judgments.
But we see the truth. Dwight's just a spoiled brat. He chose to a part of the Magic almost exactly four months ago. And now he's burning the bridge.
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Magic fans chek your emotions at the door!
All is not lost just because the great dwight howard wants to move on. Dwight has been spoiled!
I would love to see this magic team embrace these young, hungry, rookies, who are out their without being
tainted by the money, lime light, of being a multi million air.
I still get the best pleasure when these younger players come together as a TEAM to put out their all.
It's great, even with unknown players, to see the under dogs pull off a great win against the mighty wall street transplants has the better rewards than a perfab team of spoilled multi million airs..
I guess I'm old fashion, but, I love it when a teams chemistry comes together from scratch, rather than, teams that buy their way to a championship..... via. Miami, LA.
I would have love to see OKC take that championship. That's a basketball team built from potential to greatness!
I wasn't excited to see Miami heat and their great acoumplishment in winning a championship. I felt nothing. They didn't develope their skills thru team chemistry. They bought all the pieces and put them in place.
is that what teams are all about . The rich control the game!
Teams need to build from the beginning, from the bottoms up. Pick out potential then develope the talent
When Rob Hennigan puts this new team to the floor with his new staff, I believe, we all are going to see a growth to success.
It may or may not take time, but, when success comes the joy will be over whelming and the joy will be real.
Heart and hustle comes with strong leadership. Best wishes to Rob Hennigan he will be the key to the development to start with. So follow him closely and watch his thought process and movement to develope this great franchise.
Star players always are moving to placement of easy access to a championship.
See ya...... Dwight your road is paved with fools gold.......If you stayed a championship or not would have ment something more than yourself.........
Duck Fwight! He can go miss free throws for another city and constantly get tossed for complaining to the refs. You are right. He's a child.