Now that Dwight Howard is a Houston Rocket, an ex-Los Angeles Laker and a massively talented enigma whom NBA executives seem unable to agree upon, there's only one place for the center to look for guidance on how to reboot his career.
Two years ago, LeBron's Decision - and all the hoopla, mistakes and problems that followed - ushered in a new level of criticism and mockery for The King. But those painful months also eventually brought with them a life-changing level of self-awareness and change. LeBron may have become a villain of his own making his first season in Miami, but he also began a process of making himself into a more likeable person and more formidable player that culminated in the following two championship seasons with the Heat.
Now it's Dwight's time to try and balance the scales of ridiculous upside and infuriating distractions that make him a player smart NBA men are in stark disagreement over.
Across the NBA, those I talked to this...