If Dwight Howard’s last game as a Laker was Sunday evening, he didn’t exactly ride into glory. The hobbled and young Los Angeles Lakers were swept by the veteran San Antonio Spurs; bringing an end to an otherwise abysmal season.
To make matters worse, Dwight Howard was frustrated by San Antonio rookie Aaron Baynes all night long before Howard was finally ejected in the third quarter with his second technical foul. Without the presence of Kobe Bryant and their other shooting guards, the San Antonio Spurs were able to swarm Dwight Howard all night long with a host of double and triple teams.
None of the fouls that Howard received were flagrant, but the Lakers center was clearly bothered by the pesky defense by the Spurs guards.
At this point, Howard almost needs to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers for his poor performance and the Lakers early exit Sunday evening. Dwight will be entering free agency this summer as an unrestricted free agent and teams like the Houston Rockets have the money to sign him outright, but with Kobe out for much of next season, Howard has the opportunity to be the new face of the franchise for the majority of the season. An opportunity that he would be foolish to reject.