Howard: ‘I Never Wanted Anybody To Hate Me’

While his long-term future remains uncertain, there is one thing Dwight Howard knows for sure — even after countless rounds of talks for his services between several teams over many months.

“I don’t have any regrets, you know. I think everything happened the way that it was meant to happen,” Howard said Saturday in an interview with ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ric Bucher. “I really just wish some of the lies and some of the things being said didn’t come out the way it did, you know.

“But I have an opportunity to do something great here in L.A, and I can’t look back and think about everything that’s behind me.”

It took four teams, 11 other players and five draft picks, but last month the Orlando Magic, the team that drafted Howard out of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy with the first overall pick in 2004, finally found their trading partner in the Los Angeles Lakers.

Source: ESPN Los Angeles