Dwight Howard Urges Magic Fans To Be Louder

by August 09, 2011

If Orlando Magic fans want Dwight Howard to stick around, they’ll have to step up. Although the Amway Center is usually filled with bodies, Howard (via a Twitter conversation) believes fans aren’t fully concentrating and supporting the team like they should be. From the Orlando Sentinel: “A Magic fan named Otiga Ogubi, under the twitter handle of @tstreetz77, sent a Twitter message to Howard saying, ‘we sell out the Orena and 85% r just there to look good until the playoffs.’ Howard agreed, expressing concern about the Amway Center crowd. Howard wrote back, ‘that upsets me cuz I don’t wait till the playoffs to play hard. I give y’all my best everynite. Y becuz some people don’t get a chance to be at everygame. And I want them to always remember the nite they saw me play. So. I play for y’all. I feed off the fans. ESP at home. It’s a different atmosphere in the playoffs at the arena. That same atmosphere should be during the season.’ If you’re not adept at Twitter-speak, Howard said he plays hard every night because he wants every fan to remember the time he or she saw Howard play. Because he’s bringing his best every night, he wants fans to bring playoff intensity every night. This year, Howard didn’t feel like the fans brought it all the time. ‘I can always go back to the year we went to the Finals,’ Howard said right before the playoffs this season. ‘It was so loud.’ Howard said there’s ‘nothing wrong’ with the Amway Center and its amenities.”