Found June 05, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
If the t-shirt you see above was available for purchase on a Magic fan blog, we would appreciate it as a genius form of sarcasm. However, it’s not. Believe it or not, the NBA store is selling Dwight Howard shirts with the word “Loyalty” across the front of them. Considering it was recently reported that Howard is disgusted with the Magic and wants out of Orlando this offseason, that’s an interesting word to choose.
Dwight may have chosen to not opt out of his deal with Orlando and got his wish from the front office when Stan Van Gundy was fired, but if he is considered a loyal person there’s something seriously wrong with our society. As soon as he gets traded, I envision a lot of Magic fans buying these t-shirts just to light them on fire.
H/T Trey Kerby on Twitter
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Let’s do a quick recap, shall we?
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- He demanded that Stan Van Gundy be fired
- He waived his opt-out clause only because he didn’t want to be traded to the Lakers
- He sat out the playoffs because he no longer wanted to play for Stan Van Gundy
- He has plans to ask for a trade in the offseason
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