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 in Howards basketball career, he has suffered a significant injury.
Reports surfaced on Thursday night that Dwight Howard will undergo back surgery, effectively ending any hopes the Magic had of retaining Dwight's services for a playoff run. And the Magic, for the first time in more than 7 seasons, are finding out what life is like on the basketball court without the 6-time all-star.
Howard has already missed eight games since first suffering from back spasms after a rough and tumble game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 30th. The team has fought hard in those eight games, at times has been a bit of...