Cohen 8-Ball: Magic Year in Review
THE BACK INJURY: While it didn’t initially seem serious, an unforeseen back problem began to plague Dwight Howard. After missing a few games, D12 returned but struggled to stand on his feet. During this time, controversy was restored when tension brewed between the All-Star center and head coach Stan Van Gundy after a rather peculiar interview. Just a couple weeks later, it was announced that Dwight would need back surgery and miss the remainder of the season.