Flanked by Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins and Magic GM Otis Smith, Dwight Howard fielded questions at his "one more year" press conference. After months of mixed signals, much of the press conference revolved around Howard's "loyalty." Despite the loyalty trope, Howard would not commit to a future beyond next season, saying, "When that time comes, we'll deal with it then."
Howard's Presser quotes:
"It’s been very tough for me these past couple of months. To make a decision.”
“I’m too loyal.”
"I've always believed loyalty was over anything."
“We developed something that will last forever.”
“I want this city to know, that I love them.”
"Have you made a tough decision in your life? Have you? Did it just take one day?"
"I'm going to go home, and play a video game."
When Dwight Howard expressed confusion over whether Orlando would have traded him, Otis Smith cut in: "Sorry, we weren't rolling the dice. Love ya!"