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Dwight Howard believes decision to leave Lakers took 'guts'
Dwight Howard believes decision to leave Lakers took 'guts'

When Dwight Howard made the decision to leave the Lakers for the Houston Rockets in free agency this past summer, he knew he'd have a long list of detractors. "Everybody's saying I was a 'coward' for leaving [the Lakers], and I knew I was going to get that," said Howard on Tuesday to the Orlando Sentinel.  "But I think with the situation I had to do what was best for Dwight." Howard spent one season with the Lakers after a trade from the Orlando Magic in 2012.  Originally Howard was looking for a trade in 2011 but decided to opt in to the final year of his contract with the Magic. "I know when I wanted to leave Orlando, and I...

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