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Momma says: Dwight Howard’s mom reportedly wants him to stay in Orlando

Feb 27, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston Reuters

Dwight Howard has a big decision on his hand. He reportedly hasn’t retracted his trade demand, nor has he decided where he explicitly wants to go. The Magic haven’t decided to actively pursue offers, choosing to wait and see what happens after they offer another extension after March 1st. So in general, nothing new to report, and the standoff continues.

But one person reportedly has an opinion.

TNT”s Craig Sager reported Sunday night that Dwight Howard’s mother wants him to stay in Orlando.

Have fun with that , Dwight.

Look, do you do everything your mom tells you to? And if so, are you eight? And if so, can I have your pudding pack?

Howard has a decision to make and doesn’t need his mom putting pressure on him in public. If she wants him to stay in Orlando, that’s great, but he has to make up his own mind. He’s 26. He’s got an agent advising him, publicists advising him, friends advising him. He’s going to get a lot of input.

That said, when your mom tells you to do something you listen. Getting elbowed by Zaza Pachulia? Nothing. Getting hip-checked by Kendrick Perkins? Nothing. Getting worked over by your mother? That hurts. Love hurts.

But it shows you how this situation is ramping up. Everyone has an opinion on where Dwight goes, just like everyone had an opinion on James. But if he decides to leave the Magic, the fans are no longer the toughest person he’ll have to explain his decision to. Sorry, Mama.

  1. AlohaMrHand - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    it’s settled then.

  2. jobotjones - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    What better barging chips for Stan Van than, ” Dwight…I’ll tell your mom.”

  3. max20characters - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Dwight needs to go. It’s obvious he’s not concerned about money and as long as he’s in Orlando, he’ll get no farther than 2 rounds into the playoffs. Chicago is the best fit for him. They’d be unstoppable!

    • cincyorangenblack - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      chicago doesn’t want him, we’re fine. unless they 100% take boozer, then they should listen

  4. lakerluver - Feb 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    I’m sick and tired of D. H. This dude doesn’t know what he wants to do!! IMO he doesn’t seem to be the type of player that can carry a team to a title. If he was smart he’d demand to go to 1. Chicago, or 2. L. A. Lakers. If he goes to Brooklyn with D. Will they won’t win jack. If he’s determined to play with D. Will they both should try to go to Dallas and play with Dirk.

  5. xxshookonexx - Feb 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    My mom wants me to be an astronaut

  6. asublimeday - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    As long as his mom doesn’t want delonte west..

  7. kinggw - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Im sure his mom didnt want him to knock up that cheerleader either, but that still happened. Unless DeVos has lost his mind, look for Howard to be traded soon.

  8. raidmagic - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Listen to your mother Dwight!!
    *signed, every Magic fan anywhere

  9. dsimp724 - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Ever since donovan listened to his mom and did those chunky soup commercials look how his career has gone. Moms not always right

  10. dsimp724 - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Does craig sagers mom still dress him?

  11. rotaylla - Feb 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Big fella do what,s right for you & your family, chikena.

  12. losangelasbasketball - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Eat your vegatables son! Hhahahahahah

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