Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 3/12/13
It's the game that's been circled on every Orlando Magic fans' calendar since the beginning of the season. Lakers vs. Magic -- 7 p.m. ET -- March 12, 2013. The return of Dwight Howard. It won't be a warm reception for the once beloved Magic center, who had called Orlando home for the first eight seasons of his NBA career. But all the love turned to bitterness during a tumultuous 2011-12 season in which Howard waffled back and forth about whether Orlando was the place he wanted to play out his next contract. He ultimately decided the grass would be greener elsewhere, and first-year Magic GM Rob Hennigan obliged, trading him to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a multi-team, multi-player deal in August. "There's lots of guys who left the team, but left because of other things, and they don't get booed and get a nice hand when they come back," longtime Magic fan Dennis Salvagio told the Associated Press. "But the way he did it was wrong and kind of spit in the face of the fans."...
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