Let’s take a step back to early Tuesday morning. #NBATwitter was on fire as rumors flew around that the New York Knicks could maybe trade Kristaps Porzingis and the Los Angeles Lakers were working towards a possible Paul George deal.

Well the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets wanted to jump in on the fun too. Rather than wait and see what their front offices would do, the social media teams for each franchise decided to make a trade.

The thing is, just a couple hours later the general managers for the Hawks and Hornets decided to actually make a trade involving one HUGE name.

Woj dropped a bomb and misspelled Belinelli. Such a shame. But hey, at least he didn’t say Howard was getting traded to an extinct team!

The Charlotte… Bobcats?

The trade itself is pretty interesting as Howard got traded by his hometown team to a team in the same division.

How the mighty have fallen too. Back in 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers gave up Andrew Bynum, Christian Eyenga, Josh McRoberts, and a 2017 first round pick (that eventually turned into the 33rd overall pick in this year’s draft) for Howard. Meanwhile the Orlando Magic, who gave up Howard back in 2012, received six players, two first round picks, and a second round pick.

Fast forward to 2017 and the Hawks are giving up Howard and a first round pick for two players and a second rounder.

Oh and to top this all off? A couple minutes before the trade was reported, Howard tweeted this:

You really can’t make this stuff up.

About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.