Orlando Sentinel editor Mark Russell responded to Dwight Howard‘s allegations that the newspaper was trying to run the Magic center out of town.

First, some background on how the newsroom works. Sports reporters cover the Magic and its players, and when they are on top of their game you should not be able to tell where they stand on an issue. On press row at games, it’s rare to see a reporter or columnist show emotion, even if the home team is winning a title. Reporters should be writing about the many aspects of the Dwight Howard story, from potential roster moves to chasing reports and rumors of other teams’ interest in Howard. Read more