Dwight Howard should be used to getting booed by now.
In fact, it happened to him last night when the Orlando Magic paid tribute to him with a video. The fans didn’t go too hard on it but Chandler Parsons who grew up a Magic fan says he would have joined in back before his NBA days according to the Houston Chronicle:
Having spent much of his life attending Magic home games, Rockets forward Chandler Parsons completely understood why fans booed Dwight Howard. Though he had been among those wearing Howard uniforms at Magic games, Parsons said if he were still a kid in the stands, he would have booed, too.
“I’d probably boo him,” said Parsons, whose family purchased season tickets as soon as they went on sale 25 seasons ago. “That’s what makes playing on the road so fun and exciting. You support your home team. Anytime someone leaves a team, you’re going to be upset. Obviously, it’s a business decision. He did what’s best for him. As a fan, you don’t care about anything else besides that he left the Magic. If I were in the stands, I would definitely boo, too.”
It isn’t just Magic fans that don’t really care for Dwight these days. The will he or won’t he back and forth about staying in Orlando really drove down his likability around the league.
I still maintain that Lakers fans are the most hostile fan base towards Dwight though.