The Best and Worst Moments of Dwight Howard's Orlando Magic Tenure

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The Best and Worst Moments of Dwight Howard's Orlando Magic Tenure
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Dwight Howard's tenure with the Orlando Magic read like a fairy tale until he thought he could do better elsewhere, at which point it embodied betrayal and indecision more than anything else.

Too often we forget, though, that it wasn't all broken promises and fractured egos. Howard spent seven semi-glorious years with the Magic before the eighth turned the franchise and his reputation upside down.

Still, there are plenty of memories that both Howard and the Orlando faithful can look back fondly on, knowing that there was once a time when the marriage wasn't destructive or on the precipice of divorce.

For those other moments, the ones that predominantly ensued during the 2011-12 campaign, they're not so easy to digest. Some of them border on torturous, and most of them are considered reprehensible.

As Howard prepares to make his first return to Orlando as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, it will be interesting to see which parts of his stay in sunny Florida take precedence over everything else.

Will it be the good? The bad? The angelic? The (gasp) repugnant?

Emotions of all magnitudes will be running high, but we're still not entirely sure which ones will mold the prevailing theme of his return.

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