If that report is true, this makes Howard the biggest pansy -- which isn't a strong enough word to describe him, so keep the "p" & "y" intact and just swap out two letters in the middle -- across the entire league.
If so, Howard is a quitter. This, without a doubt, is infinitely more repulsive than anything that LBJ or Melo did leading up to their exits from Cleveland and Denver, respectively.
It's mind-bogglingly heinous.
Unfortunately, Magic ownership has probably got to fire SVG at this point. Even with a few games left in the season, just put SVG out of his misery, promote Patrick Ewing, get Howard back on the court, and sort out this mess in the off-season.
Man, what a dysfunctional mess.
In light of Howard legitimately being injured with a herniated disc in his back, I retract my above rant against him and wholeheartedly apologize.
A link to the report.
Here's to a quick, speedy recovery, Dwight. You'll be missed by the U.S. in the Olympics.