The joy was sucked out of it...
That's how Dwight Howard described he experience during the 2015 offseason.
Since being traded from the Magic, Dwight's basketball career took a turn for the worst. His stints in Los Angeles, Houston, and Atlanta all ended in disaster. And he was blamed for all of the failures.
His reputation fell apart and his game showed signs of trouble. Things were so bad two years ago, that Howard reportedly considered retirement in 2015.
Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated shed some light on D12's miserable situation at the time, and about how the All-Star center was on the verge of retirement.
Nobody knows what kept Dwight in the game. But hopefully one day, Dwight can find that love for the game had had that many years ago.