Dwight Howard expects to receive piercing, angry boo birds when he makes his return to Orlando on Tuesday when his Los Angeles Lakers face the Magic.

"I'm going to start listening to 'boo' tapes," Howard said.

Even so, Howard is looking forward to being in his home again.

"I'm just looking forward to being back in Orlando. It's a place where I spent my life up until now," said Howard, who played his first eight NBA seasons there. "It's going to be difficult to see things, but I'm happy that I'm in a better place now than I was the beginning of the season."