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Via Twitter, Dwight Howard apologizes for ejection

Lakers center Dwight Howard smacks Manu Ginobili of the Spurs, resulting in a technical foul, in the first quarter of Sunday's game.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Dwight Howard left Sunday’s loss (103-82) to the San Antonio Spurs a bit early, getting ejected in the third quarter. The Spurs ended the Lakers’ season with a four-game sweep.

Howard took to Twitter in the early hours Monday morning to apologize, as shown below (some punctuation added):

I’m still upset about tonight’s game and the way this season ended. I’m mad I lost my cool. I’m sorry for letting my team and our fans down when — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) April 29, 2013

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when they needed me the most. If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year its that I need to be more responsible for my actions and learn to — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) April 29, 2013


to “breathe”! (Maybe I will take up yoga and come back calmer or @charliesheen can help me with my anger management) But despite our tough — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) April 29, 2013

season, it is an honor being a member of a team with this amazing history & the best fans in the league! — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) April 29, 2013

I hope I get the chance to make it up to you!” Thank you LA. — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) April 29, 2013

Howard will be a free agent this summer. If he doesn’t re-sign, his abbreviated playing time Sunday will be his final minutes as a Laker.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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