by mike bianchi
In case you are scoring at home, it’s now Day 32 since the Dwight Howard Back Rehab Tour left town for Los Angeles.
In that time, the Magic have started and ended the playoffs; Facebook is now a publicly traded stock; President Barack Obama has come out in favor of same-sex marriage; and, for the first time in history, a private spacecraft is ready to launch from Cape Canaveral for a flight to the International Space Station.
But, still, Orlandoans have not heard anything from Dwight about his plans for the future. Not even a Tweet telling Orlando fans he’s doing well and will soon be back home to sign his longterm extension with the Magic.
He is going to sign the extension, right?
I mean I was at the news conference a couple of months ago where Dwight talked about how much he loves Orlando and wants to remain loyal to the city and the organization.
If that’s the case then I’m sure – just as soon as the Magic jettison Coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith – that CEO Alex Martins will call a news conference to announce Dwight’s long-term extension with the Magic.
That’s what’s going to happen, right, Dwight?
Well … RIGHT?
Dwight, are you there?
Dwight, can you hear us?
Dwight, do you miss us?
Day 32 … and counting.
Dwight, phone home.