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No Guts, No Glory:
The Orlando Magic are just a complete mess. A complete utterly mess. And at the center of it all is Dwight Howard.
Just in the past month, we’ve heard that Howard wanted Magic coach Stan Van Gundy fired. Something that Howard denied. But things got awkward when Van Gundy later confirmed it. And now, there’s word that Howard does not want to play for Van Gundy any longer and he will likely sit out the postseason.
And just in case you doubt a report like this, let us just tell you that this is coming from David Pingalore of WKMG. The same man that brought us the initial report that started this whole episode.
Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned through NBA and Orlando Magic sources that Dwight Howard does not want to play for head coach Stan Van Gundy any longer.
According to his sources, Howard is still upset with Van Gundy confirming Pingalore’s report from earlier this month that Howard went to Magic management asking for Van Gundy to be fired.
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Up until late March of this year, Dwight Howard seemed almost indestructible. The 1 pick in the 2004 NBA draft played in 351 consecutive games for the Orlando Magic (5 seasons) before missing his first game. He had only missed a grand total of 7 regular season games in his first 7 years in the league until this season. The superman moniker seemed appropriate.
Now, for first time...
Dwight Howard tells ESPN.com he will have season-ending back surgery.
Orlando's All-Star center will undergo surgery on Friday morning in Los Angeles to repair a herniated disk. The operation will end his season and keep him from playing in the Olympics in London.
Howard tells ESPN: "I tried to play through it and it just made my back worse."
Howard has been dealing...
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard told team owner Rich DeVos that he won't play for coach Stan Van Gundy anymore, WKMG in Orlando reported on Thursday.
Howard was angered that Van Gundy publicly divulged that the superstar center asked management to have him fired, WKMG said, citing sources.
Howard made the call to the 86-year-old DeVos during Friday's game against the...
Dwight Howard has turned into the biggest diva of the NBA now. According to several sources, the Orlando Magic center does not want to play for Stan Van Gundy anymore and may skip the playoffs because of him.
However, one of Howard’s representatives said the statement was false.
“It’s a completely made-up, B.S. story,” he said.
Howard has been out with a back injury, already...
The truth has FINALLY come out about the report claiming that Dwight Howard wasn't going to play anymore under Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy.According to a person who told USA Today, Howard did not call Rich DeVos -- co-founder of the Amway Comporation and owner of the Orlando Magic -- making the statement that he would not play "anymore" as long as Stan Van...
Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard’s emotion filled season has come to an end according to a report from the “Orlando Sentinel” Thursday night will undergo surgery Friday morning to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. The procedure will keep the big man sidelined for the NBA Playoffs as well as prohibit him from playing this summer in the 2012 Olympic Games...
Dwight Howard will have season-ending back surgery that will also keep him out for the London Olympics, his agent said on Thursday.
Howard last played on April 7 and missed a few games before he was diagnosed with a herniated disc, which apparently has worsened. He’s opted for surgery and is hoping the decision will end all the talk from people who believed he was tanking the...
It is amazing how fast things can change in the world of professional sports. Just a year ago, Dwight Howard was one of the most admired and likable players in the entire NBA. It could even be argued that he was that among all professional athletes. But this was before there were any discussions about [...]
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Dwight Howard is undergoing surgery this morning.
He will undergo surgery on a herniated disc in his back. He is will miss the rest of this season and potentially the Olympics this summer.
He has missed the last six games with this herniated disc issue. He has missed eight games this season, which...
Dwight Howard’s season is over. His chances to help Team USA win another Olympic gold are likely done, too. Orlando’s All-Star center told ESPN.com he will have season-ending back surgery, and Magic general manager Otis Smith confirmed the plan to the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday night. Friday’s operation in Los Angeles to repair a herniated disk also will keep him from playing...
The Olympic ranks are getting thin. And USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo hasn't ruled out restocking them.
With the Orlando Magic announcing Thursday night that center Dwight Howard will undergo back surgery, four players now look to have been scratched from the list of 20 finalists for the London Games. Others out are injured Chauncey Billups and LaMarcus Aldridge and...
I’m a bit of two minds on this, but I want to see if I can come to a cogent point.
When Stan Van Gundy let it be known to the media that Dwight Howard was working to get him fired, minutes before Howard himself was set to face the media, I couldn’t help but stand and slow clap (in my head, of course). It was the ultimate F.U. to Dwight who has ran roughshod over his coach, the...
Magic Masters is Orlando Magic Daily's attempt to recognize the best in Magic history. In this edition, we are trying to rank the best teams in Magic history. To see the full tournament bracket, visit the introduction page. Today, we conclude the semifinals. Be sure to read the analysis with Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com of the two teams:
Magic Masters Semifinals: 1995...
Boston Herald, Dan Duggan
“I don’t expect no boos,” said Davis, who was moved by the video tribute he received on the Garden JumboTron when the Magic visited on Jan. 23. “I think they’re going to give me some love. I don’t think they’re going to boo me. I’d be surprised. Hopefully I score 50.”
He doesn't say this because he has anything against the Celtics...
(31-28) vs. (35-25) Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV, FSFloridaLine: 76ers by 5.5Tickets: $18-$219 on TiqIQSeason Series: Lost 74-69 in Philadelphia on Jan. 30; Won 102-87 in Orlando on Feb. 15; Won 88-82 in Philadelphia on April 7; Tonight in Orlando