Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 4/5/12
So the story goes, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard had a private conversation with a person or multiple people within the Magic management about wanting head coach Stan Van Gundy to be fired. During today’s shoot around, Van Gundy addressed the issue saying that he was told by someone in management told that Howard indeed wanted him fired. Then what happened next is what one of the most awkward exchanges you’ll see during an interview. Howard walked over to Van Gundy and put his arm around him. He played dumb asked if Dave “Ping” (Pingalore) was in attendance. Pingalore, according to the Orlando Sentinel, reported on Tuesday that Howard told Magic management that he wanted Van Gundy out before signing a contract extension. It reminded me of an older brother (Howard) bullying his younger brother (Van Gundy) into taking the rap in front of their parents. Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal weighed in on the situation. Smith and Shaq were pretty non-committal...
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