ORLANDO -- Dwight Howard was saying nice things about his time with the Orlando Magic, throwing out appreciation and kindness in equal doses, when the unexpected happened.
Teammate Metta World Peace hijacked his media session after the Lakers' Tuesday morning shoot-around.
World Peace saw the dozens of reporters and army of TV cameras and, uh, interview-bombed the whole thing.
"I've got to get some of this TV time. All these cameras," World Peace said, smiling as he fought through a crowded semicircle and sat next to Howard for a bit on the scorer's table.
World Peace then asked for some help.
"Follow me on Twitter," he said. "Follow Dwight. I need a million followers."
Howard’s doing fine in that category with almost 3.9 million followers. World Peace had 540,462 as of Tuesday morning.
Howard was pleasant while chatting about his return to the city where he spent his first eight NBA seasons. The Lakers play the Magic on Tuesday night.