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Dwight Howard Wants the Magic to Retire His Number, Proves He’s Still a Giant Douchebag
For those of you who don’t remember, it was during the 2011-12 NBA season that Dwight Howard single-handedly held the Orlando Magic organization hostage by demanding multiple trades and getting head coach Stan Van Gundy fired, before finally fleeing for Los Angeles during the offseason. During his time in Orlando, Howard did play in six All-Star Games and he earned three NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, but he would take his team to just one NBA Finals, where they would go on to lose to the Lakers in five games.
Howard wasn’t able to bring the city of Orlando a single NBA championship in eight seasons, and he left a sour taste in the mouths of every Magic fan when he told management that he wanted out.
So I ask you, does this sound like the type of player that deserves to have his number retired by the team—while he’s still in the league playing for another organization, mind you?
Myself or anyone else with half a brain would probably answer “no” to that question, but not Dwight Howard himself. Howard recently voiced his displeasure after hearing that the Magic were allowing Tobias Harris to wear his No. 12. According to him, the organization should prohibit anyone from wearing the number and retire it immediately.
“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.”
If comments like that don’t make Howard seem like enough of a douchebag already, we should probably also mention the fact that Tobias Harris is only interested in wearing the number because he wants to honor his 17-year-old friend who recently died of leukemia.
So there you have it—confirmation that Dwight Howard is still the NBA’s biggest douchebag. And it’s not even close.
Hat Tip – [CBSSports]