Found March 11, 2013 on NESN.com:
The script says that Dwight Howard needs to hang the head, issue the apologies and offer a mea culpa to the Magic before he turns heel and forges his legend in Los Angeles. It appears that Howard is trying to do all that, in the way that Howard has often tried to communicate his view of the world before: by sharing his thoughts at length. Howard talked with USA Today for a weekend article that touched on his messy departure from Orlando, his current state with the Lakers and what he hopes to be in Los Angeles. Howard’s words hit all the key points — but they don’t appear to do much to refute the narrative that he doesn’t care how badly he left things in Orlando, and that he is only looking ahead to his self-interest in Los Angeles. With Howard and the Lakers playing the Magic on Tuesday night, Howard’s make-nice words could just put Orlando fans in a much sourer mood. Howard reportedly turned down an interview with the Orlando Sentinel in the run-up to this week’s game, which will o...
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