Dwight Howard told Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN New York radio that the Brooklyn Nets were indeed his first choice this off-season, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com.
"I did want to go to Brooklyn. That's a place where I told the Magic that I really wanted to go," Howard said.
This isn't necessarily a startling revelation since Howard's intentions were well-known throughout the process, but Howard confirmed any doubt Thursday with that interview.
Now that Howard is with the Lakers, he called it "a blessing in disguise."
Well this isn't something that should make us worry, now that the nets don't have much salary to work with. We knew from the beginning the nets were his first choice. We were second or third on the list with the mavericks.
Now that he's here, we must make him feel welcome, wanted, and important.