Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Dwight Howard ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers because that is where he wanted to be. It is generally assumed that Howard will sign an extension with the Lakers at the end of the season and become the next cornerstone of their franchise. Had L.A. thought Howard would stick around for a year and pack his bags in the summer of 2013, they never would have traded for him. While it seems unlikely at this point that Howard will leave the Lakers, he made it perfectly clear in a recent interview with John Denton of the Orlando Magic’s official website that his top priority is winning a championship. “You only get one shot,” Howard explained. “People might not ever understand that, but at the end of the day it’s not their life. You can’t let anybody else dictate how they want your life to be. I only have one shot to play and do something that I love. Not everybody is blessed and have an opportunity to do what they love. “So I want to do it the best that I can and I’m going to take everyt...
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