Dwight Howard's ex-Orlando Magic teammates channel Cee-Lo Green to deliver a message for their departed Superman and the hated Los Angeles Lakers. Produced by Rich Pope, Sean Pitts and Todd Stewart. Vocals by Len Xiang, Jamaal K. Solomon and Don Hawkins.

 Not only does former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy think Orlando fans should cheer Dwight Howard upon his return to Orlando Tuesday night, he believes the Magic should consider retiring the jerseys of Dwight AND Shaquille O'Neal.

Van Gundy echoed the stance of his brother Jeff, an ABC/ESPN analyst who said on the broadcast of the Lakers-Bulls game Sunday that he believes the Magic should consider immortalizing Dwight's No. 12 and Shaq's No. 32.

"They are the two best players in the history of the organization," Stan said on our Open Mike radio show Monday. "If you're not going to retire their numbers then whose numbers are you going to retire. Maybe you don't have to retire any numbers, but to me, yeah, if you're going to retire any numbers, those would have to be the first two."

I couldn't disagree more. My criteria for retiring numbers obviously differs from the Van Gundys. I think to have your number retired by an organization, you either have to lead that organization to a championship or have spent the brunt of your career with that organization (see Karl Malone and John Stockton with the Utah Jazz).

Shaq was in Orlando only for four years and is better known as a Laker. Similarly, Dwight, by the time his career is over, will probably be more recognized as a member of some other team (Lakers, Rockets, Mavericks, Nets, etc.) than he  he will be remembered as a former Magic player.

However, Stan Van Gundy and I do agree on one thing although for different reasons: He, like me, believes Dwight should receive an ovation from Magic fans Tuesday night. As I wrote in my column over the weekend, I think a standing "O" would remind Dwight how he will never again be loved like fans in Orlando loved him. Stan believes Dwight should be cheered because of what he did for the organization.

"I think he should be greeted very well (by Magic fans)," Stan said. "He had eight very good years here. ... While he was here, he did a great job for the organization and took it to unprecedented heights. I would think the fans should reward that and give him a very nice ovation."

Isn't it strange that Stan Van Gundy, the man whom Dwight tried to get fired as coach of the Magic, has now become Dwight's biggest advocate. If Dwight ever fired his agent, Dan Fegan, he should probably hire Van Gundy, who has done more to try and save Howard's public image in recent months than any of the bootlickers and brownnosers in Dwight's inner circle.

What do you think?

Should Dwight receive an ovation Tuesday night?

Should the Magic retire the numbers of Shaq and Dwight?

Does Stan have a future as Dwight's coach and/or agent?

To listen to our entire interview with Stan, click here.

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