The list of people frustrated, angry or just fed up with Dwight Howard is growing faster than the national deficit with the inclusion now of every player’s most loyal and starry-eyed constituency: The kids.
The proverbial kids. The true last refuge of scoundrels, the blanket in which connivers like to wrap themselves to pre-empt any questioning of their motives. “We’re doing it for the kids.” Or “c’mon, think of the kids.”
Now Howard, the Orlando Magic’s all-NBA center whose prelude to free agency has turned into a wild careen downward in public image and likeability, has steered his luxury SUV of indecision and disappointment straight into the group that loved him most. An official at Howard’s annual basketball day camp for children told the Orlando Sentinel that Howard will not make a scheduled appearance at the event next Monday or Tuesday. (more…)