Dwight Howard’s departure probably did not come as a surprise to anyone in the N.B.A. — except, perhaps, the Lakers, who do not lose marquee players but collect them.
Shaquille O’Neal says the Los Angeles spotlight was too bright for Dwight Howard.
Andrea Bargnani never became Toronto’s answer to Dirk Nowitizki or Pau Gasol. Not even close. Instead, by the end of his disappointing seven-year run in Canada, Bargnani was starting to draw favorable comparisons to Kwame Brown, this generation’s poster child for busts drafted with the top overall pick.