Dwight Howard takes to Twitter, apologizes for ejection

Howard left in embarrassing fashion Sunday.    (USATSI)
Dwight Howard left in embarrassing fashion Sunday. (USATSI)

After he was ejected in the second half of the Lakers' Game 4 elimination at Staples Center Sunday night for arguing with officials, Dwight Howard took to Twitter to apologize. 

As Magic Johnson noted, Howard simply cannot get ejected from that game, no matter how frustrating it was. The team needed him, and there's something to be said for how you lose.

It's good that Howard at least apologized. The year was a disaster and while Howard was a part of that, he wasn't the only part, and he's definitely a part of their future. His final statement is particularly interesting and being read as if he is planning on coming back. 

But that's pretty standard stuff from a free-agent-to-be. "I hope I get the chance." The objective is to always make it seem like there are forces beyond your control. Howard controls his destiny. If he wants to return, the Lakers will pay him the most money they can. It's his choice. Just like getting ejected was a decision. 

We'll see if Howard gets to change the final memory for Lakers fans, of him walking through the tunnel after being ejected in a blowout sweep loss. 

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