"We have been informed of Dwight's decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we're disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career."

And with that folks, it's over. After 20 months of back-and-forth waffling, Dwight Howard has finally found a place he wants to play basketball—we think. This will be his third franchise in as many seasons, and he'll go down as one of the first in league history to ever spurn the Lakers.