Does Dwight Howard’s Decision Reflect Worse on Him or State of LA Lakers?

July 6th, 2013 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »

Following weeks of speculation surrounding Dwight Howard's free-agency decision, he finally settled on a deal with the Houston Rockets, it's hard to really figure whether he or the Los Angeles Lakers look worse in the fallout.

For Howard, he just spent the past year languishing. 

First it was Howard wrestling with the decision between staying with the Orlando Magic or forcing a trade to the Brooklyn Nets.

To be completely fair to Howard, he lived up to his promise from last July, where he said, "There's only one team on my list [Brooklyn] and if I don't get traded there, I'll play the season out and explore my free agency after that."

Once the Nets had finally moved on from Howard and traded for Joe Johnson, it seemed he was doomed to languish for another season in Orlando.

A deal finally did go through when he loosened up his restrictions just a tad and the Lakers tossed Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia as pieces swirled around and Howard landed in Los Angeles.

In the process, Stan Van Gundy was fired by the Magic, Mike Brown was fired by the Lakers and Howard was suddenly saddled ...

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