A year of waffling, saying one thing and meaning another and changing your mind while fans wait on your every word has the tendency to make you not trust a man. It also has the tendency to make you want to burn everything with his name on it in effigy, but Orlando fans largely held back on that front.
Yes, Dwight Howard is not exactly the guy you want to hold up as a bastion of truth, honestly, loyalty (despite the t-shirts) and everything else that was good. Howard soured his relationship in Orlando so much that the Magic's fan base was happy to be rid of their superstar player and go into a rebuilding mode (sorry, Rob Hennigan, Alex Martins and Jacque Vaughn, transition mode).
GQ naming Dwight Howard one of the least influential people of the year only makes complete sense. GQ's list of the 25 least influential people -- "a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg" -- is a comical look at the losers of the year.