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A lot of civic pride gets wrapped up into these things we call NBA teams. Maybe that is why we get so emotional when players leave because it is like they are betraying the entire city.
That is something Dwight Howard knows having left Orlando after eight years and Los Angeles after one tumultuous year.
Yet, he is Houston's now and the city is embracing him as the conquering hero, ready to defend him -- and by extension -- their city to the bitter end. Just like this kid did at the Howard signing announcement/celebration this past weekend in response to Shaquille O'Neal's constant criticism of Howard and his terming Houston as a "little city":
I would bet this kid will be among the first to burn his Howard jersey when Howard inevitably leaves and betrays his latest city. Sigh.
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The main reason Dwight Howard left Los Angeles is because he didn’t like the style of play. It was no secret that Howard did not like D’Antoni offense system.
D’Antoni told the Los Angeles Daily News the following about Howard going to Houston.
“The thing that cracks me up is Houston, they do the exact same thing,” D’Antoni said, laughing. “And so (Howard) is gonna...
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The Houston Rockets expect big things from big man Dwight Howard, but in Houston, Dwight is considered the small guy. Check out the Houston Rockets legends making Dwight look miniature...and Dwight thought the Lakers big men cast a large shadow.-TO
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It seems that Shaquille O’Neal picked the wrong fight by calling out the city of Houston.
O’Neal criticized Dwight Howard earlier this month when the highly coveted All-Star center decided to leave Los Angeles and take his talents to Houston. O’Neal called Howard’s decision “expected,” and said “not a not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights”...
Tonight is the All-Black Shaq party. Not sure exactly what that means, but as the flyer suggests, you should wear all black. I’m thinking Dwight Howard won’t be invited to this little Shaqtastic shindig.-TO
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Even though he says he was disappointed, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says his team is "in a better spot" by losing out in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.
LAS VEGAS -- Mark Cuban isn't sweating whiffing on Dwight Howard. Not even in the desert.
The NBA's most involved and quoted owner has always been the eternal optimist when it comes to the personnel dealings of the Dallas Mavericks. What else would you expect? So Cuban and his front office went to work when the Mavs finished tied for last in the Howard Sweepstakes.
One can only hope the ashes have died out after the demise of this past Lakers season. Unfortunately the latest string of comments to come out of the Dwight Howard saga might have added a little gasoline to the fire.
It seems everyone lately has taken some parting shots at Howard including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, and even Ice Cube. Their gripe has...
Let’s be honest, when a team – like the Dallas Mavericks – have failed to obtain the NBA elite’s services in consecutive seasons. they have to spin their loss in any way possible to make it appear they are better off without Deron Williams or Dwight Howard. And that’s exactly how Mark Cuban is spinning [...]The post Mark Cuban: Dallas Mavericks are “better off” without...
The Dallas Mavericks were one of the teams who were believed to be in the final running earlier this month as Dwight Howard weighed his options for the future. Once it became obvious Howard wasn’t going to return to Los Angeles, the Houston Rockets had to beat out the Mavs and the Golden State Warriors [...]
After signing with the Rockets, Dwight Howard did an interview with Stephen A. Smith, of course. What we have here is a brief “off the record” video which includes Smith explaining that he warned James Dolan not to trade Iman Shumpert, and a few cell phone issues.
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After signing former Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets needed to clear some cap space to afford his contract. The Philadelphia 76ers initially helped the Rockets by taking Royce White of Daryl Morey’s ledger via a trade. On Tuesday, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie added a pair [...]The post Sixers Add More Rocket Fuel, Curry Remaining Patient appeared first on Eagles Pulse.
The ESPYs came and went Wednesday night. It is OK if you did not notice as they are pretty meaningless and pointless. However, it is a nice bit of entertainment and occassionally a good joke comes out of it.
Mad Men actor John Hamm was this year's host and he was out throwing haymakers in his opening monologue at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles last night. Whether it was Dwight...
According to ESPN, after losing the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, the Lakers plan to make a run at NBA All-Star’s, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, in 2014 free agency.
The Los Angeles Lakers, whose plan to re-sign center Dwight Howard did not pan out this offseason, are poised to rebuild fast by focusing on the two biggest free agents of 2014 – LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony...