Dwight Howard briefly spoke to me about the March Madness and the NCAA tournament. While he doesn't follow college basketball too closely, he follows one team in particular.
Howard told me: "I think I'm going to follow one team this year. Kansas. I want to see them win."
Not only is he following them, when I asked him what he thought about their chances of winning the Big Dance, he said: "I do. I think they have a good chance."
With the conclusion of the NCAA tournament segueing into the NBA playoffs, I thought it was appropriate to shift the conversation toward the Orlando Magic and the NBA playoffs.
Above all else, Howard seems focused on one goal, which is to bring the Larry O'Brien trophy to Orlando.
When I asked him what he thought were the keys to a deep playoff run for the Magic, he stressed several points to me.