Dwight Howard, like many of us, decided to hop on Twitter on Tuesday night to check out the latest NBA rumors. Unlike any of us, though, he was at the center of the biggest one.
Here’s the ironically humorous timeline: Just before 9 p.m. ET, the then-Atlanta Hawks big man threw out a playful tweet asking fans for their thoughts on trades and the upcoming NBA draft.
One fan even asked Howard if he thought he was going to get traded.
The answer to that question, of course, was yes. Minutes later, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical dropped a “Woj bomb:” Howard was being shipped to the Charlotte Hornets.
But Dwight apparently hadn’t received the memo. He responded to a tweet about a possible destination for Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he was a centerpiece in a major NBA trade.
The Hornets soon announced they had agreed to the deal, and as you can see by his current Twitter avatar, Howard eventually got the message. Of course, that didn’t stop the internet from having a little fun with the 31-year-old center.
There’s always the possibility that Howard was trolling all of us and already knew of the trade before Atlanta dealt him to Charlotte. But the above scenario is more fun (and more believable), so we’re sticking with that.
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