Consider the plight of a superstar like Chris Bosh.
Playing for the Toronto Raptors for the majority of his career, his only claim to fame to most of the public was his All-Star bid and his reputation as the RuPaul of big men prior to joining the Miami Heat.
Once joining the Heat, his first few months transitioning into a lesser role made him seem like a mentally soft player.
Considered a stat sheet stuffer on a poor team during his Raptor days, it wasn't until the 2011-2012 NBA Season that Chris Bosh began to garner critical acclaim for his skill and ability leading the Heat through stretches without Dwyane Wade or LeBron James.
Furthermore, his injury in the playoffs and the Heat's struggles thereafter cemented his importance to the Heat.
For Dwight Howard, there is no better place to gain recognition and critical acclaim for success than with the Lakers.
Being a part of the largest media spotlight in the NBA, every move Howard makes will be met with praise or criticism.
However, superstars thrive in this type of environment, and Howard should be able to garner attention, sponsorships and endorsements playing with the Lakers.
There is no doubt that Brooklyn is a media hot bed as well. However, Howard is now already a part of a long established media spotlight with the chance to play for a franchise that is dedicated to both winning and monetary success.