It was ultimately Howard’s decision to prevent the Magic from pulling the trigger. He simply did not want to come to Chicago, which comes as a big surprise as the Bulls are dominating the league this year.
However, I am breathing a sigh of relief after he denied his own chance of winning a ring this season.
Besides giving up a lot of value to obtain Howard, it would have been a forced marriage for Howard and the Bulls.
He did not want to play second to fiddle to Rose. After making his name known in Orlando, he would not be willing to take the backseat to another superstar, even if it meant he was giving up his best opportunity to win a championship.
The general public's perception of his carefree attitude and his charismatic smile might be altered because of his shocking reluctance to come to Chicago.
Howard is going to appear selfish for not wanting to play in the shadows of Rose.
But, when you are making millions of dollars, your ego tends to rule your psyche. Howard wants the spotlight and he does not want to share it with anybody else.
In retrospect, this trade might have faltered with two different personalities coexisting in the same unit.
Howard is all about show and Rose is all about class.
Rose plays a kid's sport, but plays like a grown man.
Howard plays a kid's sport, and acts like a kid.
It is a shame for Howard's ego to control his actions, because he could have possibly contributed into building a dynasty in Chicago.
But, with his self-proclaimed name of "Super-Man," it is obvious what Howard's Kryptonite is:
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