Dwight Howard: ‘I Just Don’t Know What Else I Can Do’ In Orlando

All the news lately has surrounded the lockout and the cancellation of NBA games. All of this has almost caused us all to forget that the NBA is actually a basketball league. Before the league went into lockout there were rumors swirling that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard might want out of Orlando.

In a recent interview with Esquire, Howard told Scott Raab that he feels it may be time to move on from Orlando.

SR: Do you think that the drive to represent, on an iconic level, will be a factor in your free agency? Do you see yourself in a much larger market?

DH: There’s more you can do in a bigger place. I’m stuck in a tough position because I feel like right now, where I’m at, I’ve done so much. And I just don’t know what else I can do. I can’t live for everybody else. I don’t know what decision I’m gonna make as of right now. It’s been crazy. Everybody wants me to come here, come play here, come to our team, do this. It’s a great feeling, though, to be wanted.

SR: You’re gone. I can feel it.

DH: The toughest part for me is the city – the people. They’ve got burgers named after me in Orlando, they’ve got a Web site saying, “Please stay.” I love the people in the city. I’ve literally sat on the bench with a towel on my head crying, because I feel the passion in the stands. I just think about what’s going to be best for what I want to accomplish in my life. And I don’t want that door to close on me, wherever that door is. I don’t want it to close.

This is certain to leave all fans in larger markets, particularly Lakers fans in Los Angeles, licking their chops. If the Lakers could work out a trade to bring Howard to L.A. they would set themselves up for the post-Kobe Bryant era, which may be closer than fans want to admit.

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