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Did everything that D12 accomplished in his eight years in Orlando get thrown out the window because of this past year?
He absolutely tarnished his reputation, but he was so huge for Orlando since 2004 that it's hard to completely dismiss everything that he has done while donning the pinstripes.
Frustration from this whole ordeal makes it easy for fans to say, "Don't give him what he wants; trade him to the Bobcats."
Howard was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, four-time All-NBA First Team selection and a six-time NBA All-Star during his tenure with the Magic. He helped bring the Magic back from obscurity and brought the team to a Finals appearance in 2009. His exit was selfish and long drawn out, but he was always a warrior for this organization.
The Magic has always been a classy organization, and many ex-players have expressed their appreciation for the DeVos family as well as the team after they have left. Orlando is much better moving on without this situation going down like the way Cavs owner Dan Gilbert handled LeBron James leaving the Cavaliers.
In this trade scenario Howard goes to the team he wants to play for; and even though the Magic lose their superstar, at least they can finally move on.