The reason that Dwight Howard was able to garner so much media attention is directly connected to his excellent play. At points during his trade saga, all of his superb performances seemed to be forgotten as he was viewed as nothing more than a drama creating NBA player.
If you need any proof, just take a look at the record of the Orlando Magic next April. They will more than likely be among the worst teams in the league without Howard carrying the load.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the potential to be better than both the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder in large part due to the play of Howard.
Howard is the best defender in the league and has improved his offensive repertoire in each season.
While Howard isn't praised enough for his offensive production, opposing defense will also need to guard three other stars when they play the Lakers.
As the second or third option, Howard will be a nightmare to guard.
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