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08:08 AM ET 09.17 | After one very public departure, Dwight Howard finds it hard not to think about some lessons learned through LeBron James' decision. "That's one of the lessons that I learned, you know. I can't make everybody happy," Howard told [ESPN]. ... [It] was a tug of war between my feelings and the fans and everybody else and their feelings and what happened to LeBron. And I saw him -- everybody hated him for leaving Cleveland and what he did," Howard said of [James'] free-agent move from the Cleveland Cavaliers. .. "I never wanted anybody to hate me, you know. I wanted everybody to love me, you know, like me, for sticking around and doing what they wanted me to do. And making everybody else happy. And that was a valuable lesson for me, you know.

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September 17, 2012  08:31 AM ET

All I read was Blah Blah Blah, you know, blah blah blah, you know, blah. Learn that they will hate you til you win that ring, you know.

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September 17, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Oh just S T F U Dwight and move on!

When a championship......get paid.....and just leave Orlando in your rear view mirror.

But for God's sake.....S T F U!

September 17, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Addicted To Love, Bro?

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September 17, 2012  09:42 AM ET

LOL!!!! what a clown... that's what your wife is for fool...

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September 17, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Weak sauce man, nobody is trying to hear that crap

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September 17, 2012  12:08 PM ET

I love you Dwight, especially if you bring more rings to our collection. lol

September 17, 2012  12:48 PM ET

I can honestly say I have no idea what he is talking about. He wants people to love him, but acts like an idiot?

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September 17, 2012  12:55 PM ET

He deserves WAY more hate than LeBron got. LeBron was a free agent, and left his awful team. When he was there, he tried to win, even though his team was awful. Dwight cried and cried and didn't try, even though he was getting paid. Let his team down, got his coach fired, looked like an ahole.

He's not even going to be ready for camp. What a jerk.

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September 17, 2012  01:26 PM ET
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Man - We all know a couple of boneheads on here that never want or deserve to be loved....

Yes, that's very true.

Howard, get paid, get laid and leave the rest of us the **** alone.

September 17, 2012  01:28 PM ET

I just threw up in my mouth a little...........

 
September 17, 2012  01:42 PM ET

waaaaaaaaahhhhhh poor dewight howard...people (not fans of LA) dont like him any more because he handled the situation like a moron and cried so much to get his coach fired...he is a POS and I hope he doesn't get a ring in LA... Oh dewight by the way...You are not shaq and will never be as good as he was....ahhhh hahahahaha So take your superman cape off and get an original nickname...instead of copying off of the guy that you will always be compared too but not as accomplished as...

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