Lakers Center Dwight Howard Has No Regrets Over Trade
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard insisted he has no regrets about what took place over the course of summer, believing his arrival in Los Angeles provides him the opportunity to do great things.
In an interview with ESPN senior writer Ric Bucher, Howard voiced out his sentiments about the trade and the criticism he received since acknowledging his decision to leave the Orlando Magic - the team that selected him first overall in 2004 NBA Draft.
"I don't have any regrets, you know. I think everything happened the way that it was meant to happen," Howard said in the interview Sunday. "I really just wish some of the lies and some of the things being said didn't come out the way it did, you know.
During the process, Howard admitted he wanted to make everybody happy but found he couldn't do it.
"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. Howard added "I can't make everybody happy."
Howard, shipped to the Lakers from the Magic in August blockbuster deal, is currently recovering from back surgery and expected to miss a handful of preseason games and perhaps the early part of the season.
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