Dwight Howard returns to Orlando amidst media frenzy
Dwight Howard makes his return to his former team when the Lakers play the Magic in Orlando on Tuesday night. Howard garnered significant media attention during the shootaround -- an estimated 75 media people attended, compared to a typical day which would have less than 10, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
Howard also apologized to the city for the way he handled his departure and for disagreements with former teammate Jameer Nelson:
He also reflected on his time in Orlando:
https://twitter.com/mcten/status/311513559240683520 Howard played with the Magic for his first eight years in the league before joining the Lakers last summer. The 27-year-old center is averaging 16.2 points and 12.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game so far this season. Howard also won the NBA's Defense Player of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.