Dwight Howard is interested in giving the Lakers another chance, but it’s hard to imagine the interest is mutual. A recent poll of Laker Nation revealed close to 80% would have zero to little interest on a return of Dwight Howard.
Back around 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers won Andrew Bynum in a trade, a conditional first-round pick and a second-round pick for the big man Dwight, an All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. It was considered a big move long ago, and put the Lakers among the favorites to win the championship in 2013.
However, after unable to get along with Kobe Bryant, Howard left the Lakers the following summer, putting the Lakers into a change that has taken them over six years to survive from. They eventually came out of the trade OJK, only having to give up three second-round picks, zero of which have blossomed into impactful NBA players. The fans, on the other hand, still have hard feelings.
Every time Howard has came back to the Staples Center since that year, he’s been booed by Lakers fans. Even though the 33-year-old center would be open to a return to Los Angeles, according to Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times.