Dwight Howard at the Orlando Magic Presser: "I'm Too Loyal"

Ethan Sherwood StraussNBA Lead WriterMarch 15, 2012

CHARLOTTE - APRIL 24:  Center Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic shouts at the referee to argue a pushing call during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Orlando Magic during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Magic beat the Bobcats 90-86.  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 Zarrilli/Getty Images)
Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

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!"