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I’m going to try to say this so it makes sense:  This is about Dwight Howard but it’s not just about Dwight Howard.  ”Dwight Howard this, Dwight Howard that.  Dwight Howard needs to do this.  Dwight Howard needs to do that.  Dwight Howard needs to stop doing so-and-so.”  Quiet down and let the man make his decision.  He needed to go to another state, for god’s sake, just to have breathing room to make his decision. Here’s what I mean when I say it’s not just about Dwight Howard:  Yes, Dwight Howard is the topic of conversation and all eyes are on “Superman.”  However, this is more than a superstar drawing a ton of public attention.  I cannot stress enough how big this decision is for Dwight Howard.  The words that come out of Howard’s mouth could be a significant turning point in the 27-year-old’s valuable career. If you’re reading this, you are probably aware of the so-called “Dwight-mare” that happened with Orlando in the 2011-12 season.  That was the start of all the negativity coming Howard’s way.  Now, he has a chance to fix that by making the right decision.  Most of America hated LeBron James’ guts when he fled Cleveland for Miami but now people just focus on the rings he is winning. Dwight Howard needs to try and take the same path that LeBron took.  He needs to put everything else aside and do what is best for him and him only.  I can’t imagine how stressful it must be for Dwight right now with teams and players swarming him.  I’m sure both Kobe Bryant and the Houston Rockets have brought up important points to Dwight that have really gotten him thinking hard.  However, he can’t let another team or person control his mind and convince him that they know what’s ultimately best for him. Now, let’s briefly take a look at each potential (and realistic) scenario for Dwight Howard: Re-signing with the Lakers: After that big mess in Orlando, Dwight Howard was finally traded and Orlando decided to part ways with their old GM.  The Lakers were highly regarded as a pre-season favorite in the Western Conference.  Obviously, that didn’t work out too well.  Age is a huge problem for this team;: Kobe will be 35 by the time the next season starts and he is likely to miss a couple months.  39-year-old Steve Nash finally lost some gas last season and sat out through a few injuries.  Pau Gasol is turning 33 years old in just a couple days and he is definitely past his best days.  Dwight Howard would be the man of the Lakers’ franchise for years to come.  But I’m not sure that Dwight has the patience to wait for a younger and more competitive team to be built around him.  I don’t blame him either; Howard is at the stage of his career where his legacy would really benefit from being on a legitimate contender. Joining James Harden and the Houston Rockets: The possibility of joining forces with James Harden, one of the NBA’s newest superstars, has sounded appealing to Dwight for some time.  If Dwight does decide to bolt for Houston, good for him.  He would be leaving one of the most powerful markets in all of sports and he probably wouldn’t get as many endorsements, but here’s the twist: that Texas tax law would still put him in a great position, financially.  I don’t know where exactly he would be earning the most money after taxes, endorsements, and whatever else there is but that probably isn’t a huge concern to him.  Wherever Dwight goes, he’s earning a ton of money.  Howard on Houston would make them a great team out West, assuming he can stay healthy and play his role. Signing with Dallas, Atlanta, or sign-and-trade to Golden State: If I had to guess, I think Dwight will end up narrowing down his choice to the Lakers or Rockets, if he hasn’t already.  But I guess there’s always a rare possibility of one of these teams make something crazy happen, prompting Howard to join their team. Now, we must eagerly await Dwight Howard’s monstrous decision.  My final input is: wherever Dwight Howard decides to go, respect it.  He’s only doing what’s best for himself and his career.   Follow me on Twitter @ZJTbasketball11

Howard says he's changed his mind, might return to the Lakers.

This is hilarious. I actually made this joke earlier today on Twitter and now ESPN is reporting that it is happening.Dwight Howard landed in Los Angeles on Friday evening and contacted the Lakers, telling them he is 50-50 on his decision to sign with either them or the Houston Rockets, according to a source. Howard's call to the Lakers came hours after a person from his camp...

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It appears that the Golden State Warriors are serious about their level of interest in Dwight Howard. What once was a rumor with no substance has gained some momentum into a consideration that, to a large degree, makes sense. The free agency period  kicked off around the NBA as of Midnight Eastern Monday morning and Howard has already caught the eye of a reported five teams. The...

Dwight Hangs With His Girl, Wears Hilariously Ironic TShirt

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SI & Yahoo Says Dwight Howard Hasn’t Made a Decision

Come on man…. Dwight Howard's agent, Dan Fegan tells Y! Sports: "Dwight has not finalized his decision." — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013 Dwight Howard's agent, Dan Fegan tells Y! Sports: "Dwight has not finalized his decision." — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013

New Dwight Howard 2013-24 jerseys just relased (photo)

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Dallas Mavericks out of Dwight Howard sweepstakes

I’m sure this comes as a shocker to everyone, but Dwight Howard/his people have informed the Dallas Mavericks that they are out of the running for the free agent center. ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported the news that Dallas was informed they are out of the sweepstakes. Mavs owner Mark Cuban confirmed the news with [...]

Dwight Howard and John Wall Try To Speak Chinese

Dwight Howard and John Wall recently got interviewed by Yi Jianlian who is a former NBA player, and they held the whole interview in Chinese. Not bad work by J Wall and Dwight to stick with it Good game, good effort. [Reddit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

It’s Over: Lakers Release Statement Saying Dwight Howard Is Leaving

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What once seemed like the longest of shots, Dwight Howard teaming up with Steph Curry to lead a Warriors pursuit of an NBA Championship, now looks like it has a much better shot of becoming a reality. Rumors began to circulate earlier this week that the Warriors were engaging teams in trade talks for All Star forward David Lee. While Golden State did not find a taker, at least not...

Kobe Bryant tells Dwight Howard “let me show you how to be a winner”

Kobe Bryant has developed a reputation for telling you exactly what’s on his mind. Bryant was a member of the group who went to sit down with NBA free agent Dwight Howard to convince him to stay with the Lakers. Per “Yahoo Sports,” Kobe’s message was direct, Let me show you how to be a winner. “You need to learn how it’s done first, and I can teach you here,” Bryant...

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For anyone that has followed regional sports networks these days, you may already know that they are always looking for original programming and if Dwight Howard re-signs with the Lake Show, he will be getting his own show on the Time Warner Cable Sports Network in LA. ESPN Los Angeles Arash Markazi confirmed these rumors on his Twitter account: There had already been preliminary...

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I’m just glad it’s over. Been saying Houston was the place this whole time, we can finally move on. Dwight Howard has chosen to sign with the Houston Rockets, @USATODAYSports has learned. Story to come. – — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 5, 2013

Dwight Howard to Join the Houston Rockets

The right move...

Andre Iguodala & Warriors Agree on 4 Year $48 Million Deal

Straight cash homie, but what does this mean for Dwight Howard? It appears to mean that they are out of running. Andre Igoudala has reached agreement with Golden State on a four year, $48 million deal with the Warriors, league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013 Golden State drops out of the Dwight Howard chase, clearing the way for long-standing...
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