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Howard's to-do list: 'Be an icon. Be iconic'

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08:10 AM ET 03.11 | Not much has gone right for Dwight Howard over the past year, leaving a good deal of intrigue likely in store over the next. And while the mirror on his wall says nothing about what's in his future, it speaks volumes about his true state of mind. "Be an icon. Be iconic," one sheet of paper that's taped to his mirror reads in black sharpie with his writing. A list of Howard's goals for this season that are mostly out of reach also hang nearby -- a championship, an 80% showing at the free throw line (he's shooting 48.3%), a fourth defensive player of the year award. There are vows to "dominate every game, every practice" to "play free" every night and play "110% every minute."

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March 11, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Why not? That sounds somewhat like the Howard he used to be and should be again. Minus the free throws at least. He grows up and Kobe backs off and gives him love, the Lakers will be a force to deal with...

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March 11, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Learn to basic math. 110% and not attainable

March 11, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Lakers are on a roll right now, but MWP is still missing open 3s, Meeks is weak defensively. Howard is playing okay right now, he just needs to stay away from early foul trouble

March 11, 2013  09:43 AM ET

It's nice to have goals. we all do. But I think what would be more helpful to Howard is for him to figure out a path to achieve those goals. 80% ft shooting? Ok, so what do you plan to do to achieve that?

March 11, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Learn to basic math. 110% and not attainable

ingles por favor...

March 11, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Just focus, work hard and learn from the best and you might get there bro.

March 11, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Let The Game Come To You, Bro.

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March 11, 2013  10:39 AM ET

In Orlando, I handled a lot of stuff the wrong way. If any of those people in Orlando are upset with how I did it, I apologize for the way I handled it and the way it was handled in the media.

--Dwight Howard

March 11, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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In Orlando, I handled a lot of stuff the wrong way. If any of those people in Orlando are upset with how I did it, I apologize for the way I handled it and the way it was handled in the media.--Dwight Howard

Kobe was asked about D12 being emotional returning to Orl, his comments:

Emotional?! I???ll talk to him,??? Bryant said, while seeming a bit exasperated. ???Just go out there and bust they ****. Show them what they???re missing.???

This was followed by big laughs all around, because it was clear by Bryant???s expression that he couldn???t relate at all to that sentiment.

???Save the emotional s??? for when you retire,??? he added.

March 11, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Just shut up Dwight. Learn how to keep your mouth shut and make some free throws. Stop trying to be loved by everyone.

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March 11, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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Dwight returns to Orlando on Tuesday. I honestly hope the fans show him some love. He made the Magic a franchise that mattered for 7 years or so. He didn't have the greatest talent to play with but Orlando consistently was a top 5 NBA team. Sadly though I suspect the fans will boo him.








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March 11, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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Dwight returns to Orlando on Tuesday. I honestly hope the fans show him some love. He made the Magic a franchise that mattered for 7 years or so. He didn't have the greatest talent to play with but Orlando consistently was a top 5 NBA team. Sadly though I suspect the fans will boo him.

But, ultimately didn't he want "out" of Orlando? That is what fans will remember. Fans don't like it when their guy wants out of a their town. He will more than likely get booed for a couple of years, at least.

March 11, 2013  11:25 AM ET

Maybe he spelled it wrong and it actually says "ironic."

March 11, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Howard can be a beast if a few things happens:

1 - he no longer is coached by D'Antoni

2 - stop talking to the media

3 - gets the ball as the 1st option, not the 4th.


Even if all that works out, you still are not guaranteed anything with him other than laying out $16-20m per season.

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March 11, 2013  12:05 PM ET
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Kobe was asked about D12 being emotional returning to Orl, his comments:Emotional?! I???ll talk to him,??? Bryant said, while seeming a bit exasperated. ???Just go out there and bust they ****. Show them what they???re missing.???This was followed by big laughs all around, because it was clear by Bryant???s expression that he couldn???t relate at all to that sentiment.???Save the emotional s??? for when you retire,??? he added.

now this sounds like sumthing Kobe would say! LOL

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