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Orlando Magic: Number 12 No Longer Belongs To Dwight Howard
By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Number 23 for the Bulls, number 33 for the Celtics, number 32 for the Lakers; it’s safe to say that even the most casual of basketball fans could tell you the name of the player that made these numbers so iconic to their particular city. But in 5 years will anyone outside of the basketball fan circle tell you who wore number 12 in Orlando from 2004 to 2012? After the melodrama he created during his final years in the city and essentially not winning anything, no matter what he might say to the contrary, this number doesn’t deserve to be hung in the rafters of the Amway Center nor should he ever have a say on who they give it to.
To give Howard some credit, he was a great player during his time in Orlando. After Shaquille O’Neal moved to Los Angeles and Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill were jettisoned as well, the franchise was dying for someone to come in and revitalize the franchise. Whe...
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Dwight Howard was upset by the decision made by the Orlando Magic to allow Tobias Harris to wear No. 12, Howard's number with the franchise.
"I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did and that we did as a team, and that number was special down there," Howard said. "And I was a little bit upset about that."
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