Dwight Howard Wants to Play in the 2016 Olympics

Back surgery knocked Dwight Howard out of last summer’s Olympic Games, and the Los Angeles Lakers center plans to make amends three years from now, in Rio de Janeiro. Per the LA Daily News: “Dwight Howard won’t ever publicly divulge whether he will re-sign with the Lakers this offseason until that moment comes. But he sounded certain on whether he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ‘No doubt,’ he said. […] He sounded understandably frustrated that back surgery kept him out of the 2012 London Olympics. ‘I was (upset) mad I couldn’t play in the playoffs and mad I couldn’t play in the Olympics,’ Howard said. ‘I wasn’t too happy with the fact I had to have surgery and miss a lot of basketball.'”