Dwight Howard says farewell to the Sixers

Jun 2, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) celebrates with guards George Hill (33) and Ben Simmons (25) during the third quarter against the Washington Wizards in game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The now-former Sixer Dwight Howard announced his farewell to the Philadelphia 76ers on his Instagram account since he’ll leave in free agency. Now, he prepares to return to the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency after winning the NBA championship there in 2020.

In 2020 Dwight decided to leave the Los Angeles Lakers since they acquired Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell. Consequently, the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to bring him in a 1-year deal to backup Joel Embiid and help the Sixers with his championship experience.

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“Philly. If a picture could describe my experience in Philly this the one. Pure love and joy. I�m sad our time together was short. But I must say I enjoyed every single moment. I am gonna definitely miss Philly and the city and all the fans. Y�all showed me so much love. And it did not go unnoticed. I love you. Thank you to the city of BROTHERLY LOVE. PHILADELPHIA. ????????????. Imma miss my frosty chants with the crowd.????????. To my brothers. This year we came up short. But we had an amazing season. Thank you to the entire 76er staff. We will always be family. And Ben. Bend ya kneeeesss ????????????????.” #iwantmyparadedammit

Dwight Howard on his Instagram account

Evidently, Dwight accepted the offer, and the 76ers became the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference. Despite this, they lost in the Second Round of the Playoffs, losing to the Atlanta Hawks in 7 games.

However, the Lakers had a tough year, losing in the First Round against the Phoenix Suns in 6 games. Their season was over, and due to the poor roles of Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell during the season, the Lakers welcomed Dwight back.

After disappointing years for both teams, Dwight changed his life, attempting to help the Lakers win the NBA Championship like they once did together.

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