Welcome to the latest episode of “As Dwight Turns”. Today’s episode brings us news that Howard is once again upset with the Magic organization and he will ask the team to trade him after the season. Something he wouldn’t have to do if he didn’t waive his opt-out clause in his contract.
Howard reportedly also feels that he’s being treated like a scrub because the team wanted to fly him on AirTran after his back surgery.
Yes, the relationship is so strained that the Magic are threatening Howard with flights on AirTran.
Here’s the report from ESPN’s Steven A. Smith via IamaGM.com:
“The minute this season is over, according to what I am hearing from his camp, you can expect Dwight Howard to tell Orlando. ‘Get me out of here. I don’t want to be here any longer.’ You’ve got Stan Van Gundy annoyed with the organization. You’ve got Dwight Howard disgusted with the organization. The way he’s been treated, along with the way his teammates have been AWOL on him as far as he’s concerned. You’ve got a problem. Not to mention the fact, there’s one other little Cliff Note that you might find interesting. When he had his back surgery, they were talking about giving him a flight on AirTran or something like that. This is the kind of stuff that I’ve been told in the last 24 hours in terms of how they’ve treated him. He feels as a superstar, he’s been treated as a scrub.”
Please Orlando, we beg you. Just end this.