Dwight Howard: 5 Open Letters from Teams That Need Howard

Yama HazheerCorrespondent IIJanuary 19, 2012

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 21: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic argues a call during a preseason game against the Miami Heat at Amway Center on December 21, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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There are many teams that have been interested in Orlando Magic Center, Dwight Howard. Each team makes their own case in open letters to the best center in the league: The New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Orlando Magic.

Dear Dwight,
Playing in New Jersey will benefit you in the long run. You will be playing alongside one of the best point guards in the league in Deron Williams. He has always been in the top of the league in assists, so you will love him feeding you the ball in the post.

We also have some fantastic wing players. We have Anthony Morrow, who is the best shooter in the league. He ranks among the top five in most three-point attempts, but how can you hate on that when he is making nearly 45 percent of them?

We also have Marshon Brooks who is looking real promising. He can take pressure off of you when you are getting double-teamed in the post.

Think about it Dwight.

Also, don’t forget that we are moving to Brooklyn soon. Who knows, if you play well enough, we can get you a cameo in a Jay-Z video.

Dear Dwight,
Before you say it, we know we have been in the playoffs only once in nearly 20 seasons. We know that we have a lot of work that needs to be done, but we are in the right process. We have new owners that are really into the team. We have hired Jerry West as one of our staff members in the front office and he will help us with basketball decisions.

Coach Jackson also has a defensive mind state now, so you can excel in what you are most known for. Our attendance is also one of the highest in the league despite some of our struggles. The fans will back you up. Plus, your shoe line with Adidas will have great success here.

With you, Monta Ellis and whoever else we decide to draft, I can guarantee you many playoff appearances and all the fan support you can ask for. Golden State is the place to be.

Dear Dwight,
We are a franchise of winning—the second-most championships in history, actually. We have a player that many consider the greatest of all time, Kobe Bryant. How could you not want to play in a purple and gold Laker jersey?

We all know Kobe is dealing with injuries and age will soon get to him. That’s where we want you to be the face of our franchise. Lead the way for us to get many championships with Kobe and great role players on your side.

We know another Los Angeles team wants you to play there, but I think you would much rather play for the “A” team of the city.

Dear Dwight,
Bad luck was in our past, now look at our roster. We have Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Both of them are arguably the best in their positions. What is there to not like?

Paul will dish you the ball and give you easy shots in the paint the whole game. Griffin will take the load of off you and you will not be double-teamed nearly as much as you will be with other teams.

No one will even be talking about the Miami Heat's big three anymore once you tag along with Paul and Griffin. We will have the three best players in their respective positions. A dynasty you ask?

The possibilities are endless.

Dear Dwight,
What do players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan all have in common besides winning multiple championships?

They all stayed with almost the same team their whole careers.

I know it’s the popular thing to do right now Dwight, but do not leave Orlando. The fans here love you and we are willing to take the next step if you remain committed to being a Magic player for the rest of your career.

This is where you belong. With a few draft picks, trades and signings, we can take you to the level where we need to be as an organization.


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