No sooner had Howard said that he'd release his choice over the weekend via Twitter was it announced that the Golden State Warriors were clearing cap space. It turned out to be for Andre Iguodala.
Then, it leaked that Howard had signed with the Houston Rockets, but as soon as Los Angeles Lakers fans started tweeting venom at the big man, Chris Broussard and friends started saying Howard was 50/50 between the Lakers and Rockets, and landed at LAX minutes later.
THEN, it came out that Howard would not be meeting with the Lakers until the next day.
Well, Mitch Kupchak came to everyone's rescue and released a statement:
"We have been informed of Dwight's decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we're disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great Lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career."
So, folks, that's it. The Dwightmare is finally over and it's time to move on.