ESPN is reporting that Dwight Howard will have back surgery on Friday. The surgery will end his season and keep him out of the 2012 Olympics. If the rumors that Howard refused to play for Stan Van Gundy again were true, this is the ultimate power play by Howard. At the very least, I think we can put to bed any doubts that he’s been faking this injury. At 36-26, the Magic are currently the 6-seed in the Eastern Conference.