After all they went through together in Orlando, it would be surprising to hear that Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy still keep in touch with one another. Well, prepared to be shocked because Howard admitted that, till this day, he still talks to and seeks advice from Stan.

Me and Stan, we talk,” Howard said of his former coach from 2007-12, whom he reportedly wanted fired in Orlando. “We actually talked this week. He needed some help (with a charitable cause), he asked for my support, and I was there for him. Despite everything that happened, or whatever, we’re still good friends.

“We understand that one part is business and the other part is a lot of things that happened in the media that we can’t control things that people may say that we probably don’t feel that way about each other but everybody else thinks that that’s how we feel,” Howard said. “But, we respect each other. We’ve had great years together and we did some great things together. So, our level of respect will always be there.”

We understand that. But have any of those conversations consisted of Howard crying and confessing that he was a fool for letting Van Gundy go, then bolting out of Orlando?      

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[via Black Sports Online]