The man who just can't wait to be king

Updated: December 10, 2006, 11:47 AM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

When Dwight Howard declared during preseason that the Magic could "go all the way" and win a championship this season, the good people of Orlando accepted the devout man's word as gospel. They didn't bother to consider that Howard, despite his 6-11, 265-pound bigness and natural baritone, was all of 20 at the time. Or that he couldn't possibly know what it takes to "go all the way," having never been to the playoffs. Or that he is just as likely to be walking around the locker room imitating Mufasa ...

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