The Magic’s locker room is not as excited about the Dwight Howard’s return as some may think. The only active player that played with Howard is Jameer Nelson and even he is treating this game just like any other game.
Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis and Hedo Turkoglu both played along side Howard but will be inactive for the game. Big Baby is recovering from a broken left foot and Tukoglu is currently serving a 20 game suspension after violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for methenolone.
When asked about the playing the Lakers back in December and now the Magic’s players say that this is for the fans.
The Orlando community has been anticipating this game all year. They were happy when the Magic beat the Lakers in the Staples center 113-103 back in December.
It is to no surprise that the Magic fans will boo Dwight Howard throughout the game. Booing will probably be one of the many things Magic’s fans chant to Dwight Howard. Ideas of what should the Magic fans should chant have been floating around social media and websites. Here are some of my favorites:
“Shaq was right” (Last year Shaq said that Dwight Howard was not the best center in the NBA)
“Nik is better” (Nik Vucevic has started all the Magic’s games this season at the center position)
“Lets go Kobe” (It’s no secret that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have had their differences this season)
Lakers intro: [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muv3ISIX2iU&feature=youtu.be”]