Netease Sports reported on September 28:
Howard wrote: "The Lakers Nation, we are back! At the beginning of the season, I kept saying that this season is about salvation! I overcome the ups and downs and finally persevered. You have always supported me, I’m so happy to be able to return to the NBA Finals! The work is not done yet, but we are 4 wins away (from the championship). I’m really super excited, and I hope you know, I’m really grateful for your The support of my teammates and I. Four wins short of victory! Go Lakers!"
In the 2012-13 season, Howard joined the Lakers, and
After leaving the Lakers, Howard moved between multiple teams and failed to achieve success. After several ups and downs, Howard finally realized his mistake. In the offseason last year, Howard has turned from a super center to a veteran inside. He hopes to return to the Lakers and stage a "salvation journey."
And Howard also fulfilled his promise. This season, he can be said to be conscientious and hardworking. Since entering the playoffs, even though he didn't get too many chances against the Trail Blazers and Rockets series, he has never complained. Against this series, Howard played a huge role in defending Jokic and eventually replaced McGee as the team's starting center.