As part of their 25th-anniversary celebration, the Orlando Magic will be airing a tribute video to Dwight Howard during a first-quarter timeout in the Magic vs. Rockets match-up today.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: As a part of their ongoing 25th-anniversary celebration, the Magic will air a video tribute to Howard on Amway Center’s scoreboard during a first-quarter timeout.
The Magic have shown similar video tributes this season for former players and coaches who were visiting with their current teams. In most cases, Orlando’s typically disengaged fans have greeted the returnees with little more than polite applause.
Howard likely will inspire a more impassioned reaction. His departure from the Magic was one of the messiest, most bizarre divorces between a player and a franchise in NBA history — a months-long, roller-coaster ride that finally ended on Aug. 10, 2012, when Howard was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team trade.
Last time Dwight Howard went to Orlando, the Magic fans gave him a very energetic response, and not a positive one.
Maybe this time it will not be as….loud?