Former Sixer Dwight Howard left a heartfelt message to the fans of Philadelphia.

The reserve center spent just one season in the city of brotherly love, playing mostly without fans, but still enjoyed his time with the team.

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Howard expressed his gratitude to the fans of Philadelphia and expressed how much he enjoyed playing for the team in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

I am gonna definitely miss Philly and the city and all the fans. Y’all showed me so much love. And it did not go unnoticed. I love you. Thank you to the city of BROTHERLY LOVE. PHILADELPHIA.


Howard thanked the fans, saying that he enjoyed every single moment and made mention of how he will miss their loud roars when trying to make opposing players miss free throws in order to score a free Wendy's Frosty. While he acknowledged that the team came up short, he did mention that the team had an amazing season, thanking Sixers staffers.

Howard also gave Ben Simmons some free throw shooting advice.

And Ben. Bend ya kneeeesss

I guess we'll have to wait to find out if Simmons takes that advice, considering Howard shot just 57.5% from the charity stripe this season and is just a 56.6% free-throw shooter for his career.

It is well documented the struggled that Simmons has had at the free-throw line, connecting on a paltry 25-of-73 (34 percent) in this years playoffs.

The 2004 No. 1 overall pick, signed a one-year free agent deal to return to the Lakers, returning to LA for the third time in his career.

He averaged 7.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game as the primary backup to Joel Embiid in his one season in Philadelphia.  The team added Andre Drummond, who played with the Lakers last season, to replace him.

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