Dwight Howard has been forgotten over the last couple weeks as the Olympics took center stage in the sports world. In fact, Dwight Howard’s name hasn’t been written on this blog since July 26th. Before that it was every other day when a new item would pop up about Dwight Howard being a bonehead or someone talking about what a bonehead Dwight Howard was acting like. Well, that streak is over. Dwight Howard is no-showing at his $199-entry-fee youth basketball camp because he’s busy hanging out in Los Angeles. From the Orlando Sentinel:
Originally, Howard was scheduled to be back in Orlando a few days after having out-patient back surgery, but he hasn’t been seen by the Magic in Orlando in more than three months. He has, however, attended at least two Los Angeles Dodgers games and a portion of the adidas Nations basketball tournament in L.A.
Howard’s annual camp originally was scheduled for July 1-2 at UCF, and Howard was supposed to attend both days. But it was postponed and rescheduled for Aug. 13-14 at Orlando Volleyball Academy.
Don’t worry though – in Howard’s stead, he is sending Orlando Magic first round draft pick Andrew Nicholson. To the credit of whoever is stuck running the Dwight Howard-less Dwight Howard basketball camp, there will be a consolation prize, if kids still choose to attend.
The ProCamps official said campers will receive a Howard autograph, a ticket to a Magic home game and a gift bag from adidas, which sponsors Howard. But the official also said registrants can receive refunds if they decide not to attend because of Howard’s absence.
Fair enough. Having said that, parents must be pissed. First they planned on the kids going to basketball camp in the beginning of July. Then Howard had the camp postponed a month and a half. Now Howard isn’t showing up for those dates. People have to plan vacations and time off. Even the crazy people of Florida. After two weeks of silence, the Dwightmare continues. [via Pro Basketball Talk]