The questions started almost as soon as Dwight Howard was ejected from Sunday's Game Four loss to the Spurs: Will Dwight Howard re-sign with the Lakers?
Of all the players who struggled on the Lakers and led to this disappointing season, Howard was alone with the most to lose. His legacy was not set and would be written in the coming months and years. And in 2012-13, he failed to inspire much, leaving people to legitimately ask whether he was worth the $100 million he is likely to receive this summeri n the form of a max contract.
Kobe Bryant had his championships. Pau Gasol had his. Steve Nash had his MVPs.
Howard was added to the mix to be another star player, the one to lead the Lakers into the future and back to championship glory after a two-year hiatus of embarrassing Playoff defeats and an agitated and (unwillingly) aging Kobe Bryant. With Bryant out for the postseason, Howard was supposed to carry the team forward.
And he failed miserably.
Following a year of toyin...