Dwight Howard: “I wanted to go to Brooklyn”

Let me guess. You were just sitting at your computer or perhaps having a spot of tea, thinking, “you know something? I haven’t heard anything about Dwight Howard and Brooklyn recently. How delightfully odd.” Well, Dwight Howard heard your bemusement, and today decided to satiate your worries on ESPN Radio in New York.

Howard, who was ultimately dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers, said, “I did want to go to Brooklyn. That’s a place where I told the Magic that I really wanted to go,” to Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN NewYork 98.7 FM. “[But] I was traded to the Lakers, and I think it was a blessing in disguise.

” … I think there’s a reason why everything happened the way it happened. So far it’s been an unbelievable experience for me. … It’s like a dream come true.”

“The whole year a lot of people were making up a lot of stories about ‘This deal is getting close, that deal is getting close to being done,’ or whatever, but none of those deals were ever close,” Howard said.

“I thought I was going to get traded at the beginning of the year, actually, that’s when I asked for it. But everything happened for a reason. I had to go through last year to get to where I’m at today. It’s made me a stronger and better person for it. I had to go through the hell and the stormy forecast to come out to a place like this … and I’m thankful for it.”

Thank goodness Howard was able to clear up what his agent cleared up months ago.

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