How Dwight Howard Can Follow LeBron James’ Road to Redemption

Dwight Howard has kicked off his "Forgive Me for Everything Tour" with the latest in a long, sordid line of reasons to absolutely detest him.

And this one's another classic.

If The Onion were parodying the things D12 might say, it couldn't make up the stuff spewing from his mouth to Ric Bucher's ears. It was the most painful indication yet that this guy is nowhere close to embarking upon the kind of successful mea culpa campaign that warmed so many fans to ex-villain LeBron James.

Here's the best (or is it worst?) part (via ESPN staff):

"I don't have any regrets, you know. I think everything happened the way that it was meant to happen," Howard said Saturday in an interview with ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ric Bucher. "I really just wish some of the lies and some of the things being said didn't come out the way it did, you know."

No regrets? Really? You wouldn't just be saying that to make yourself look guilt-free when even the most charitable onlookers know better?

You wouldn't be lying to yourself in a way only the most delusional, agent-puffed celebrities can?

For Howard's sake, I hope he is because there's something utterly nauseating about the notion that, "everything happened the way that it was meant to happen." Meant by whom?

We can only assume he means that things happened the way he meant for them to happen—with him in L.A., his ex-coach and general manager fired and the team that drafted him rebuilding after getting pennies on the dollar for his services.

Of course, the Orlando Magic might have gotten more for Howard had he not artificially narrowed his market of suitors by crossing 27 of the league's 30 teams off his wish list.

But here's the kicker.

Dwight says he finds "some of the lies and some of the things being said" are unfortunate.

Which lies might those be? You can't just point the finger at ev...

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