Howard recently signed a deal with the Lakers to get ready for a new season. He had only nine appearances in Washington last season due to an injury and was called by the Lakers, who needed him to replace DeMarcus Cousins.
This is not the first time Howard will be playing for the Lakers. He first wore the Lakers' jersey seven years ago in the 2012-13 season. Howard, who was at his peak in Orlando, moved to the Lakers after a noisy trade debate called the Howard Rama.
At the time, the Lakers were aiming to win the 'Fantastic 4' lineup with Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash. But among the superstars at the Lakers, the noise was not over and eventually they had to be content with the first round of the playoffs. Howard averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds at the Lakers, but he suffered from chronic back injury and did not meet expectations.
Howard, who had a bad season at the Lakers, said he was "unimaginable" about wearing the Lakers jersey again. "You know, this is amazing. Even a few weeks before I signed, I even argued to a fan who said to me, 'You're coming back to the Lakers'.
Howard was also excited about his life at the Lakers. "I'm very excited right now. I'm really excited about the future of the Lakers," he said.
Howard, meanwhile, recently raised his fans' expectations by unveiling a solid body with no fat. After turning around and wearing the Lakers' jersey again, he needs to see what he will do this season.