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Center Dwight Howard, newly acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Orlando Magic, speaks at a news conference at the NBA basketball team's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. "It was just a very tough situation for everybody to let go," Howard said. "I'm finally glad that it's over with. Myself and the Magic organization, we can all start over and begin a new career. Today is a fresh new start for all of us." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) ORG XMIT: CARS202