Hakeem Olajuwon believes that Dwight Howard will re-sign with the Lakers in the offseason, and also revealed that Howard sought a trade to the Lakers when deciding to move on from Orlando.
Interesting. The popular belief was that Howard wanted to go to Brooklyn, but Olajuwon tells a different story. The two big men are close after working out together during 2010 and 2011, and Olajuwon plans to meet with Howard during All-Star weekend in Houston. When asked about Howard re-signing with the Lakers, Olajuwon said, "I think so, I think so. Because that is where he wanted to be. He wanted to go there. He loves L.A. He feels like it's a great chance for him to win a championship, and he wants to be another great center for the Lakers of the future." Those kind of quotes can't be ignored in a season that has been filled with turmoil for Howard and the Lakers.