Dwight Howard‘s passion to play for Orlando remains strong.
The Magic center spoke about becoming a free agent next season on Monday’s Dan Patrick Show and said he wants to finish his career in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
“I love Orlando,” Howard said on national radio broadcast. “The city has been very good to me, and I would love to finish my career. I want to win a championship, and I want to win it in Orlando. That’s all I’ve been thinking about”
Comparing his situation to LeBron James, the 25-year-old Howard joked that he doesn’t have plans to host a television broadcast when it comes time for the decision.
The Atlanta native averted a question about whether he would stay or go if the Magic won an NBA title.
Howard discussed his recent one-game suspension for his NBA-leading 16th technical foul of the season. The 6-foot-11 center missed Monday’s game after picking up a tech in Friday’s game with the Bulls. Howard joked that he should have bought a ticket and disguised himself for Monday’s game with Portland.
Exceeding the number of technical fouls alloted to each player, Howard must now sit out one game for every two technicals he receives, and he’ll now receieve a $5,000 fine for every technical he is assessed for the remainder of the season.