This is pretty funny though...
According to league sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Orlando brass got fed up with Howard's yes-no-maybe posturing and threatened to trade him to the Lakers, not his desired location, if he did not sign an agreement to waive the opt-out clause for the final season of his contract.
Howard eventually signed the papers, but only after he was told "he would be a Laker by the end of the day," according to one source.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Dwig ... ers-040612
"The Lakers? NOOOOOOOO, ANYTHING but that... I'll sign, I'll sign!!!"