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Dwight Howard's House of Waffling
March 26, 2012
It wasn't quite the Decision, but Dwight Howard's five-month flirtation with exiting Orlando was nonetheless filled with flipping and flopping, culminating in a shocking change of heart last Thursday when the Magic center decided—poof!—to void an exit clause in his contract, keeping him in pinstripes through 2012--13. How bad was the "back and forth" that Howard acknowledged while saying, "I'm glad that this is finally over"? SI charted the wavering and whispers.
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March 26, 2012

Dwight Howard's House Of Waffling

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Lopez (above) suffers stress fracture in foot, complicating any future Nets deal.

JAN. 2012

Rapper Jermaine Dupri (right) tweets: "Howard to the Nets ... in the next 48 hours."


Hoping to entice Howard to stay, Magic seeks trade for Steve Nash (Phoenix) or Monta Ellis (Golden State).


Howard tells Orlando he'll waive early contract termination option. Magic asks him to sleep on it. He does, signs.

Magic G.M. Otis Smith says "everybody in the league" has called about Howard.

ESPN mobile refers in Miami-Orlando box score to "Howard's home finale"; briefly sells Howard Nets T-shirts.

Magic back in market; inquires about Howard for Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire (left), Tyson Chandler.

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