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Dwight Howard faces Lakers

Dwight Howard returns to Los Angeles to face his former team the Lakers on Wednesday. Howard spent one season in L.A. before departing for the Rockets via free agency. Houston's big man is certain to hear plenty of boos tonight, but does SportsNation blame him for leaving Los Angeles? Vote below!

  • How will Dwight Howard perform in his first game against the Lakers in Los Angeles?

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  • Do you fault Dwight Howard for leaving the Lakers for the Rockets?

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  • What is your opinion of Dwight Howard?

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  • Where does Dwight Howard rank among the NBA's best players?

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  • How many championships will Dwight Howard win?

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  • How will the Rockets fare in the playoffs?

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