Found July 12, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
by: Dan Howard Staff Writer I think Chipper Jones is a wee bit upset with umpire Angel Hernandez; Jones tweeted Friday night, “I will not watch a game, any game, officiated by Angel Hernandez! His incompetence amazes me and I'm tired of MLB doing squat about it!” I’ve watched games umpired by Hernandez too and I think Chipper has a legitimate gripe. Speaking of bad umpiring, the Reds/Rangers game on June 29th, I don’t know if home plate ump Mike DiMuro was having a bad day, or he’s just that inconsistent of the strike zone. Pitches called balls to Rangers hitters became strikes when the Reds batted, especially during Brandon Phillips at bat during the tenth inning. Another point about umpiring; in Tuesday’s Reds/Brewers game, Derrick Robinson looked to be safe in his failed attempt at an inside the park home run. I’ll say this much about Robinson, I sure appreciate his hustle on the play. Don’t misunderstand me; umpires have a very difficult job trying to get the ...

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Dirk tweets joke about losing Howard sweepstakes

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Howard Had Concerns About Kobe's Timetable Of Remaining With Lakers

Dwight Howard was worried about the timetable of the Los Angeles Lakers to move on from the Kobe Bryant era if he re-signed with the team, according to sources. Howard and his representatives told the Lakers that he would have a difficult time re-signing if Bryant remained beyond the final season of his contract in 13-14. Bryant said publicly shortly before the Lakers' meeting...

Nash on Howard: He didn't want to be a Laker

The Lakers season was a 'disaster', according to point guard Steve Nash, and that was before the Dwight Howard free-agency saga. Nash, speaking on the radio on Tuesday, said he felt Howard never wanted to be a Laker. "Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn't comfortable here and didn't want to be here and I think if he didn't want to be here, there's no point...

Every famous Houston Rockets big men in one GIF

As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, the Houston Rockets held their introductory press conference for new big man Dwight Howard. In one of the videos that they showed before the press conference, it featured a quick timeline image look at the greatest big men to ever play for the organization. Check it out in the below GIF:   *** All Rockets big men in one GIF [Footbasket]

Report: Nash knew Howard would go

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash doesn't believe Dwight Howard ever wanted to join the franchise and didn't expect the covered center to re-sign as a free agent. "Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn't comfortable here and didn't want to be here and I think if he didn't want to be here, there's no point for anyone in him being here," Nash told ESPN...

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In news that should shock absolutely no one, ESPN is reporting that Dwight Howard did not want to return to the Lakers if Kobe Bryant was planning on staying beyond the 2013-2014 season. A week before NBA free agency kicked off, Kobe Bryant made it clear that he planed to play for two to three more seasons thus making it obvious that it would be quite sometime before the Lakers would...

Lakers try to fill Howard void by signing Chris Kaman

What has been reported for several days is now official, as the Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent center Chris Kaman, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Terms of the agreement were not released, but multiple media reports indicate the contract to be for one year at the NBA's "mini" mid-level exception of roughly $3 million. “We’re...

Although a ‘legit consideration,’ Greg Oden should snub San Antonio and Dallas to become a member of the Miami Heat

Although the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs remain the frontrunners to sign the gimpy free agent, Greg Oden will give the Dallas Mavericks “legit consideration.” Fortunately failing to lure velvet purses Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum to Dallas, the Mavericks have chosen to recruit the 25-year-old Oden. Finishing 41-41 in the Southwest division, Dallas owner Mark Cuban and...

Rockets GM Says Lin & Asik Will Remain Rockets Because Harden & Howard Said So

Despite reports indicating the Rockets have been shopping starting point guard Jeremy Lin and last year’s starting center Omer Asik, GM Daryl Morey says both will be in Houston jerseys opening night, because James Harden and Dwight Howard want them to stay. According to the Houston Chronicle: “The reality is James (Harden) and Dwight (Howard) want to play with Jeremy and Omer...

The history of the Houston Rockets big men in one GIF

The Rockets presented this clip of past Houston big men during Dwight Howard’s introductory press conference. Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, Dwight.  

Jersey Burning "Fans"

I will never ever be ashamed to say that I love the Los Angeles Lakers.I've proclaimed my love through the championships, the trades, the coaching malfunctions, and the superstar experiments, and I've celebrated the ups and downs alongside the rest of Lakersnation with pride.I showed Laker pride despite that fact that my fellow Laker brethren shamefully rioted and destroyed...
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