Found March 11, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Dwight Howard has lost a lot of fans in the Orlando area since last season, and his group of supporters shrunk even more last week when the Los Angeles Lakers center called his former Orlando Magic teammates a bunch of guys that nobody wanted. Howard later tried to clarify what he meant, but it seems like most people don’t want to hear it.
Howard will return to Orlando for the first time as a member of the Lakers on Tuesday. During a recent interview with USA Today Sports, he offered an apology to the people of the city where he began his career.
“In Orlando, I handled a lot of stuff the wrong way,” Howard said. “If any of those people in Orlando are upset with how I did it, I apologize for the way I handled it and the way it was handled in the media.
“I really just got caught up in wanting to please everybody else. I really love that city. That was the hardest thing to do was to leave that city because I basically grew up there. That was my whole life. Orlando was it. I did not wan...
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Dwight Howard returned to Orlando for the first time since he left the squad and wasn’t received in the most pleasant manner. He was greeted with a chorus of boo birds by the fans at the Amway Center but responded by dropping 21 points and 10 rebounds in the first half alone. He also made sure to take the time to blow a kiss to the crowd following a monster dunk early in the game...
Dwight Howard was a force Tuesday in his first game back in Orlando since being traded from the Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer. He had a season-high 39 points while grabbing 16 rebounds and recording three blocks in the Lakers’ 106-97 win.
Howard has looked great in the last four games, all of which have been wins for the Lakers.
Though Dwight got the better...
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni says he will keep Dwight Howard on the court late in games despite the center's struggles at the free throw line.
Since the All-Star break, the Lakers are 7-2. A resurgent Dwight Howard has been a major part of the Lakers' run.
Something clicked for Howard in Houston during All-Star weekend.
"I stayed in the hotel and just thought about the first half of the season and what I could do better. How I could be better for our team." said the Lakers center. "I just told myself...
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...
The countdown has begun.
Who's seen our "Dwight countdown clock" billboards around the city yet? twitter.com/Power953/statu…
— Power 95.3 (@Power953) March 8, 2013
No really, it has begun with Power 95.3 FM purchasing several electronic billboards counting down the days, hours and minutes until the Magic take on the Lakers at Amway Center. That would...
I would hope that Dwight Howard is starting to figure things out, but because he talks so much and contradict himself so often, you have to wonder.
Dwight spoke to the media again and said that it took him half the season, but he understands now what Kobe was saying about keeping the clown act in Orlando.
“It’s going to make me a better man and a better player from watching Kobe...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The number 12 is no longer sacred in Orlando.
The man who used to wear it, Los Angeles Lakers' center Dwight Howard, also once shouldered the Magic's hopes of attaining an elusive first NBA championship.
But after eight years of chasing it, and taking Orlando through one of the most turbulent seasons in its history last year, the man who called himself...
When fans look at the players on the floor tonight, only one will matter.
Yes, tonight is all about Dwight Howard. Fans will finally get to see the All Star center who jilted them in a most embarrasing and mismanaged fashion. It has left an adoring fan base with a stomach full of hatred ready to be hurled out onto the court once the ball tips and before.
Howard has been preparing...
Los Angeles Lakers (33-31) vs. Orlando Magic (18-46)
Whoever makes the NBA schedule made sure to make this week particularly juicy with storylines. Tomorrow night Carmelo Anthony will play his first game at Denver since his trade to New York in 2011. Then Thursday night, Raymond Felton plays his first game in Portland since his disappointing season there last year...
I'm sure Dwight will handle this with class right?