This Dwight Howard saga is ridiculous in so many ways.
It’s so ridiculous that we can’t even decide on how he’s going to make his decision.
Janis Carr of the Orange County Register set Twitter abuzz when she tweeted that Howard had made a free agency decision and would announce it sometime this weekend on — you guessed it — Twitter.
Then, after 30 long minutes, she took it back, telling us that there was “no need to sit on Twitter this weekend.”
But in that half hour, I panicked. I reluctantly followed Dwight on Twitter, and even set an alert for my iPhone to buzz whenever he tweeted, which didn’t make me very proud of myself, to say the least.
(UPDATE: Peter Vescey has just tweeted that Howard has come to a decision and WILL announce it on Twitter. Time to panic again).
For those 30 minutes, however, everyone was on edge. Where would he sign? Why was he delaying his decision? He has even come to a decision?
Those are the very questions we’ve all been asking all week, and it’s safe to say that everyone has been on edge for far longer than just 30 minutes.
The bigger question is: why do we care so much? Why are we all holding on to the edge our seats, waiting for the decision to come?
It could be because he’s the best center in the NBA. It could be because of how this whole process is being played out on social media. Or, it could just be because it’s freakin’ Dwight Howard, the egotistic, chemistry-ruining, championship-piece that so many teams are coveting.
The one thing that nobody doubts, however, is that this is fun. This is why we love the NBA, and this is how the league can steal all the headlines, even after the Finals are long over. This is why we love this ridiculous saga, because the drama that it brings is unparalleled to anything other than Lebron James’ decision in the summer of 2010.
Forget the Dos Equis actor. Right now, Dwight Howard is the most interesting man in the world.