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No More Mr. Nice Guy: Dwight Howard Has Emerged As an Unstoppable Power

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

When the Orlando Magic were on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, the team had a decision on its hands.

Either draft Emeka Okafor, the proven star on the college level from Connecticut, or Dwight Howard, the high school superstar out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Orlando won just 21 games during their 2003-2004 campaign, resulting in its receiving of the No. 1 overall draft choice.

The Magic have to be thanking Doc Rivers for leading that Orlando team to a .256 win percentage, because without that season and that No. 1 pick, the team wouldn't be where they are today.

Orlando went on to draft the 6'11" Howard, a high school phenomenon who was known for his athletic ability. H...

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