It took new Charlotte Hornet Dwight Howard 13 NBA seasons before he played for his hometown Atlanta Hawks, and one season to be sent packing.

The interaction between Atlanta and eight-time All-Star Howard didn’t sit well with Howard’s sister, Tashanda, who went on Atlanta sports-talk station 92.9 The Game.

“I hear how people talk and the things they say, and I just don’t think that Atlanta is a loyal city. I really don’t,” Tashanda Howard said Tuesday night.

“I hate to hear all the negative calls talking about my brother and the things that have been going on with the Hawks.”

Howard signed with the Hawks last summer, after playing for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Howard starred at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy before being chosen by the Magic No. 1 overall in the 2004 draft.