Dwight Howard Got Traded So Why Isn't Donald Trump Tweeting About It?

Dwight Howard is now a Charlotte Hornet, but one person who used to be heavily invested in his career doesn't seem so concerned any more.

In July 2013, Donald Trump turned NBA insider, announcing Howard's move from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Houston Rockets.

Showing the kind of neediness that would later characterize his presidential tweets, Trump then asked for congratulations for apparently predicting Howard's trade two weeks beforehand.

Trump wasn't done there, either.

His obsession with Howard goes further back, however. " The @Lakers should have an amazing team next year with Kobe [Bryant], [Steve] Nash and Howard. Will be fun to watch," Trump Tweeted in August 2012. It wasn't nearly as fun as it should have been. Howard departed Los Angeles a year into his contract and proved Trump isn't much of a basketball Nostradamus.

This time around? Nothing. It's not like Trump hasn't been tweeting. He had a spree overnight on the back of the Congressional Special Elections, Making America Great Again, Fake News…

But nothing on Howard. Perhaps, at 31 and with declining production, Trump doesn't think Howard worthy of his attention anymore. Howard's 2016-17 season with the Atlanta Hawks was his worst since his rookie campaign with Orlando 13 years ago.

Or maybe '45 is just surveying the deal. The Hawks just unloaded a ton of salary in getting Howard off the books—$23,500,000 in 2017-18, according to Spotrac.

In return they get Miles Plumlee and Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Hawks also sent the 31st overall pick to Charlotte, according to ESPN.

In an amusing twist, Howard was hosting a question-and-answer session with fans on Twitter when Marc J. Spears, the ESPN journalist, broke news of the trade.

"It is extremely important for our organization that we maintain our flexibility, and this trade helps us achieve that critical goal," Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said in a team statement. "We appreciate the contributions that Dwight made on the court and in the greater Atlanta community this past season."

Trump's thoughts—unusually—remain a mystery.

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