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Despite the negativity that surrounded him when he left, Howard said he has fond memories of playing for the Magic. When he played for them, it was his goal to leave a good legacy. That is something he still thinks about. “I think about it a lot, talk about it a lot,” Howard said. “We had an amazing time, even though it didn’t end the way we all wanted it to end. At the end of the day, my time here was great, every minute of it – being in the community, going to the Finals, being at Disney World or Universal Studios. I had a great time here. I wish things didn’t happen the way they did, to end on a sour note. “At the end of the day, my time here was amazing.” Houston Chronicle

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Garnett and Howard got tangled up under the basket with 7:53 remaining in the first quarter. Garnett was upset about a call, complaining to the ref while giving Howard a little shove after the whistle. “He hooked (his arm around) me,” Garnett yelled at the ref. New York Daily News

After the two were separated, Garnett walked demonstrably around the court while holding his head, as if talking himself into avoiding further action. He made another turn towards Howard after the situation cooled, failing to get close to his opponent. “I’m going to ---- this ----- up,” Garnett shouted. New York Daily News

Garnett was clearly the aggressor, but the Nets — specifically Joe Johnson — expressed surprise that Howard wasn’t also ejected. “They said it didn’t look like Howard threw a punch, that it was an open-hand punch, wasn’t much of a punch,” coach Lionel Hollins said. “It doesn’t matter whether I do (agree with Howard not being ejected) or not. That was the decision that was made and we have to live with it.” New York Daily News

Howard spoke glowingly about Garnett before the game. Both players were drafted out of high school and became superstars. "I mean, part of the reason I have the number that I have (No. 12) is because of him (Garnett used to wear No. 21)," Howard told ESPN.com. "I wanted to be just like him coming out of high school. When I was in high school I think I went to see him play one time, and it's just crazy because you watch the game, you don't see nothing special sometimes, but he'll end up with 25 (points) and 15 (rebounds). He's always been that intense guy that's gonna bring it every day at practice, and he really loves the game. And you can tell with his energy and effort. I think this is what, year 19? And he's still playing with the same intensity as year one." ESPN.com

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