Just days after drunk dialing Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide is retiring. Vander Weide called Dwight Howard at 1 a.m. to express how badly he and the team wanted to keep him in Orlando. Vander Weide confirmed that he had “a couple of glasses of wine” prior to hitting up Dwight.
I wonder how many superstars can say they received an impassioned plea not leave them at 1:00 AM not from a female, but from their team’s owner? I wonder if he gave Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson a call too.
Vander Weide had this to say about the call.
Clearly!! That is funny to me! I guess he remembers how it felt when Shaq left the Magic for L.A… It must still hurt.