Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/18/14
You know your season is going pretty bad when your coach is yelling at you during the All-Star Game. After all, the weekend is supposed to be a time to relax and kick back a little bit. Yes, there are those required media appearances and the game itself, but that is supposed to be low stress and a good time. The perfect environment for the happy-go-lucky Dwight Howard. In 2012, All-Star Weekend was Howard's weekend in his home city of Orlando. He hosted a gigantic bash inside an airplane hangar that was the party of the weekend. He was soaking in the love and adoration from his home city (at the moment) and the turmoil of the trade deadline was gone. A year changes a lot of things. Howard was an All Star again, but his back and shoulder injuries have sapped much of his mastery and his Lakers team is in complete turmoil sitting outside the Playoff picture in the Western Conference. If any player needed an All-Star break, it was Howard. Just to get away from everything and be ...
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