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#1 haewl

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 12:24 AM

Magic center Dwight Howard, who can become a free agent after next season, said Monday on a national radio broadcast that he wants to finish his career in Orlando.

“I love Orlando. The city has been very good to me and I would love to finish my career here. I want to win a championship and I want to win it in Orlando,” Howard said on the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning.

“That’s all I’ve been thinking about.”

Howard told Patrick that he would not hold his own television special to announce his decision, a l a LeBron James. When Patrick joked that Howard would say he’d take his talents to Disney World, Howard laughed and reiterated that his decision is two years away.

Howard keeps saying this, but it’s not really the case. Yes, he can’t technically become a free agent until after next season, but the Magic would want to know what he is thinking before next season’s trade deadline.

When Patrick asked him if he’d still leave if he won a title before his contract expires, Howard evaded the question.

Howard is suspended from tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after exceeding the league-mandated technical foul limit.

Howard picked up tech No. 16 Friday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Howard joked to Patrick that he thought about wearing a disguise and buying a ticket to see the Magic play without him tonight.


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Posted March 08, 2011 - 01:16 AM

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I wouldn't take too much out of that...LeBron said something along the lines of "My goal is to bring a championship to Cleveland and I wont stop until that happens"...and I don't think I need to tell you what happens next.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 01:19 AM

He's saying the right thing for now. Like hitting x on 2k11 n being professional while hoping Lakers want u on the down low.... LOL


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Posted March 08, 2011 - 01:19 AM

This obviously means he wants to come to the lakers, win some 'chips, go back to orlando where he will win one more, then finally retire.

I hear that Howard.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Doesn't mean anything honestly.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 07:46 AM

He's saying the right thing for now. Like hitting x on 2k11 n being professional while hoping Lakers want u on the down low.... LOL


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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:08 AM

It was on Dan Patrick. If you heard it, you'd call BS right away. He says that stuff, and then he throws a "but" in there lol.
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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:19 AM

Players say politically correct statements all the time. What did Lebron say when he was in Cleveland? Look where he is now?

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 09:08 AM

You lie! :angry:

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted March 08, 2011 - 09:24 AM

Man he lying
only Kobe can stop Kobe.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 09:47 AM

The same thing's been said by 100 hundred players about their team too.

It's ust words to get reporters to stop asking him about it every time they have a chance.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 03:11 PM

Howard is more likely to want to play with the Clippers in two years than the lakers who will have a 34 year old kobe and almost every player of value well past their prime. He would rather play with Griffin, Gordon, and a good young core. Plus the Clippers can out right sign Howard as they will have salary cap room.

Edited by pointguard11, March 08, 2011 - 03:11 PM.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 03:30 PM

He clearly knows that the media is talking about him going to LA, and always questioning him. What else is he suppose to say? "Umm ya, next year I am going to join the Lakers and screw this season"? Just look at ESPN. They always mention it on Around the Horn and PTI. Howard wants to leave quietly and not having much attention. He doesn't want to do what Lebron did and certainly doesn't want to go the Melo way. My guess is that Magic will do everything they can to keep in, and who knows, Dwight may have contacted CP3 to try to convince him to come to Orlando. But expect Magic to do everything they can to keep him. If they can't reach an extension over the summer, I expect him to be traded over the summer. It will be surprising.

Howard is more likely to want to play with the Clippers in two years than the lakers who will have a 34 year old kobe and almost every player of value well past their prime. He would rather play with Griffin, Gordon, and a good young core. Plus the Clippers can out right sign Howard as they will have salary cap room.


There owner is cheap as [expletive].

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 03:33 PM

There owner is cheap as [expletive].

You don't think he would give a max deal to Howard?
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Posted March 08, 2011 - 03:46 PM

I WANT to finish my career is different from I WILL.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:21 PM

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 02:29 PM

LOL, LeDouche and Carmela said the same thing about Cleveland and Denver and look what happened. Dwight will be a Laker in 2012 book it mark it down!
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#18 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 02:41 PM

LOL, LeDouche and Carmela said the same thing about Cleveland and Denver and look what happened. Dwight will be a Laker in 2012 book it mark it down!


So when LeBron and Carmelo say the same thing as Dwight, they're bad guys, but when Dwight does it he's awesome. :rolleyes:

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 04:43 AM

He said he wants to FINISH his career in Orlando.

If he leaves in 2012, plays for however long in LA, then returns to Orlando for 1 season before retiring, he's still finishing his career in Orlando.

Finishing his career there is completely different from playing out his entire career there.

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