The reportedly mercurial relationship between Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and head coach Stan Van Gundy has taken many twists and turns. The latest twist came on Wednesday, when a report came out stating that Howard had called team owner Rich DeVos and stated that he would no longer play under Van Gundy.
ESPN.com now reports that the story may have been largely inaccurate.
"It's a completely made up, BS story," one of Howard's representatives told ESPN.com.
Two sources told ESPN.com, though, that Howard did not reach out to DeVos in such a fashion.
Howard has missed time with a back injury but will be re-evaluated by doctors next week to determine his health for the upcoming postseason. The strained relationship between Howard and Van Gundy has seen no shortage of media attention. That attention will likely only intensify during the playoffs.