Does anyone really win if the Orlando Magic trade Dwight Howard? Will Dwight Howard win if he becomes a free agent and signs with someone else? These are questions fans, The NBA, and ownership of the Magic are wondering right now. Today, let's take a closer look at them and see if there is a winner in this whole Dwight Howard saga.
First the Orlando Magic really do not want to trade Dwight Howard, but if they cannot work out some kind of an extension with him they have no choice. In the end, it is a business and you must treat it as such. Believe me Orlando would rather have Dwight Howard retire as an Orlando Magic then trade him somewhere. If the Magic do trade him you will be assured they will get as much as possible for their superstar. In the end, the Orlando Magic are a loser in all this trade talk.
Fans love Dwight Howard in Orlando and his creditability will take a big hit when he leaves Orlando. Just like Lebron James besides being hated in Orlando he will be hated in other venues as well. Howard better be ready for the backlash that will come from more than just Orlando Magic fans.
The NBA is another loser in this whole scenario as well. Once Dwight Howard is traded he will go to another big market team and the Orlando Magic will not be as good as they once were. The NBA wants more of a level playing field, but when Dwight Howard gets traded the NBA realizes one of the big markets will get even richer. This does not help the NBA and they know it.
In the end, there are no real winners in a Dwight Howard trade. The NBA, Orlando Magic, and fans lose out. Sure Dwight Howard will be paid millions, but as Lebron James found out being a bad guy is not always the way you want to go.