By Satbir Singh
Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs Sunday night by the San Antonio Spurs, and it didn’t end well. The Lakers faced multiple injuries to their starting lineup throughout the season, and never really gained chemistry. Howard’s season ended with a second technical foul in the third quarter against the Spurs in game 4, were the Lakers got swept.
Last season with the Orlando Magic, Howard was around a lot of drama, created by him, of where the Magic would trade him. Now, after a rough season with his new team, Howard enters free agency surrounded by questions. The biggest question is if Howard will handle himself better this time around.
Howard hasn’t been very clear so far of if he will stay with the Lakers, and him being ejected in game 4 doesn’t help his case of showing he wants to be a Laker. Teams such as, the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, and Boston Celtics are all options for Howard.
Sources around the league say Howard doesn’t want to play under current Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni, so the Lakers may need to make another coaching change to convince Howard to stay. But either way, it will be a great summer with more Howard drama.