Dwight Howard apologizes via Twitter for ejection

In the first step in trying to rehabilitate his image, Dwight Howard took to Twitter to apologize for his ejection in the Lakers’ 103-82 Game 4 loss Sunday to the SAn Antonio Spurs.



He earned his first technical with 50 seconds left in the first quarter after elbowing Cory Joseph. Howard earned his second technical after committing his fifth turnover and showing frustration Aron Baynes playing him physically.

The Lakers publicly defended Howard, citing his frustration. Everyone else, ranging from Magic Johnson to every TNT analyst, chastised Howard for putting his teammates in a precarious position.

How?

But it’s not enough of an honor for Howard to say officially he will re-sign with the Lakers. Even if he could sign for five years and $117.9 million instead of a four-year, $87.6 million deal with another team. Instead, Howard suggested he will exercise his due diligence by waiting a few weeks and mulling other possibilities. Still, that didn’t stop Howard from trying to wax nostalgic.

Returning and leading the Lakers to a championship would be a start.

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