For the better part of the past two seasons, Dwight Howard's future defined his present.
Where he wanted to play became as important as where he was playing. Who he wanted to play with became more important than who he was currently playing with.
In Orlando, the year of Howard's monumental indecision became known as the "Dwightmare." At the end of his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard himself called it a "nightmare."
Now, finally, Howard is in a position to decide. To put an end to all this speculation and choose, once and for all, what he wants and where his future will be.
After such a long, arduous wait, you'd expect him to just blurt it out the first chance he got. To scream it from the rooftops and then lie down for a well-deserved nap.
Instead, he asked for more time.