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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 2:15 pm  |  18 responses

Dwight Howard Reportedly Turned Down Orlando’s Plea to Drop Trade Request


Rob Hennigan, the new, fresh-faced general manager of the Orlando Magic attempted to sweet-talk Dwight Howard into sticking around town, and dropping his trade request. No dice, kiddo, according to ESPN: “After several months of trying to trade Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan called the All-Star center Wednesday night to see if he’d reconsider giving Hennigan and the Magic’s new regime a chance to keep Howard in Orlando, a source close to Howard said. Hennigan’s call came several hours after the Brooklyn Nets, the team to which Howard asked Hennigan to trade him, made a futile last-gasp attempt to deal for him before the Charlotte Bobcats could sign one of the Nets’ key trade chips, center Brook Lopez, to an offer sheet. Lopez agreed to a new contract with the Nets on Wednesday night. […] Hennigan, the source said, based his plea on the fact that he was new to the organization and had not been party to the issues that drove Howard to make his trade request. Team president Alex Martins, who also was on the call, the source said, made a similar plea to Howard last winter when Martins took control of basketball decisions over GM Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy. Howard was not willing to change his stance, the source said. ‘I already heard that from the other guy on the phone,’ said Howard, according to the source.”

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  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Wouldn’t be right if we did have a f*ckin Howard update

  • LA Huey

    Those “Loyalty” shirts must be selling like hotcakes. I’m tempted to get one just for the irony.

  • anonymous

    PLEASE PLEASE trade Dwight Howard to atlanta, houston or atlanta (in that order). Lopez can`t be traded until January 15 so now would be the best opportunity to send Dwight somewhere other than Brooklyn. Let`s be done with this already.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    i’m reportedly about to throw up if i read one more article that mentions howard

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    “Dwight, can we still be friends?”
    “No.”
    “Can I call you?”
    “No.”
    “Can we at least hang out?”
    “Only naked.”

  • anonymous

    lol “atlanta, houston or lal (in that order)”

  • T-Money

    we’ve been getting constant updates on dwight for about a year now and absolutely nothing has changed: 1- he doesn’t want to play for orlando. 2- he wants to go to brooklyn and brooklyn only. 3- he doesn’t want to be villified.

  • Ash

    He doesn’t want play for Orlando. Orlando cannot give Dwight want he wants. Trade him to Rockets for draft picks or LAL if Bynum willing to sign a contract ext. Lol thought he can play hardball with Dwight smh

  • nicholas

    dwight is a jokeeeeeee

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Slam trying to become TMZ, I don’t consider that a plea..

  • bike

    And of course, tomorrow’s headline will read “Dwight denies turning down trade request’.

  • IGGI

    PLEASE DWIGHT STAY HERE DON’T GOT, I’LL SUCK UR HEAD IF YOU STAY.

  • IGGI

    BROOKLYN WAS GIVING A WHOLE LOT OF CHEESE TO ORLANDO DWIGHT, BUT ORLANDO SAID NO HOPPING THAT DWIGHT WOULD CHANGE HIS MIND.

  • lbjcp3

    go to houston there market aint bad or stay this man is annoying me man lol

  • Sundance

    Dwight Howard is truly an enigma…

  • basketball_iQ

    Dwight has orlando by the balls. he has to be enjoying this

  • kantankruz

    Sources say: I’m really getting f’n sick of hearing about Dwight Howard.

  • http://Slamonline.com Kevin Durant’s Backpack

    Dwight is just being plain retarded. Any team that he gets trade to half of their talent will be sent to Orlando. Why doesn’t he stop being such a p@ssy and play out the season

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