Dwight Howard revealed that before signing with the Lakers his life hit a super low point, Rock Bottom is the way he put it.
“I was super bitter at a lot of the things that transpired behind closed doors that none of the Magic fans or people really know about,” said Howard.
“I never said anything about it. I never bashed or talked anything bad about this team. But I did have a lot of bitterness in my heart towards the organization and even the fans of how they treated me when I came back. But I let it go. I was super bitter but I let it go. And by letting it go, it just dropped all the weight that I had and it just made me a better person.” Howard continued.
ESPN revealed that Howard decided it was best to make a point to the Lakers organization and go with a non-guaranteed contract, this gives the Lakers a option to cut him before a certain point if they feel he wasn’t up to the task of playing basketball at a high level.
“I think with Dwight… it also goes back to why the Lakers signed that contract with him that way in the first place. Dwight asked for that… that was his idea. That wasn’t the Lakers saying, ‘Oh, this is the only way we’ll do it.’ This was Dwight and his agent saying, ‘Yes, we’ll do non-guaranteed just to show you how committed we are to being this kind of player.'”.
Howard isn’t considered a house hold name like he once was instead he’s found a good place coming off the bench for the Lakers and giving them a boost.