Found October 25, 2012 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
Stan Van Gundy
Los Angeles Lakers
For the seventh year Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog has gathered everyone together for the Blog Preview. I will be getting to those other teams in the Never-Ending Preview. But today is for the Orlando Magic. So here is my contribution to the Blog Preview and a look at the Orlando Magic's 2012-13 season.
2012 Record: 37-29
Key Losses: Dwight Howard (traded to L.A. Lakers), Ryan Anderson (traded to New Orleans), Stan Van Gundy (fired)
Key Acquisitions: Arron Afflalo (traded from Denver), Nikola Vucevic (traded from Philadelphia), Sanity
1. What significant moves were made in the offseason?
None. Absolutely none. It was a quiet summer for the Magic.
Oh, you meant after August 10. Well, in that case, yeah the Magic were busy.
Orlando is going into rebuild mode after the whole Dwight Howard saga played out the way it did. The Magic could not salvage their relationship with Howard after he opted in to the final year of his contract and then soured o...
BEST OF MAXIM
Dwight Howard just made his Lakers debut much to the delight of the fans at Staples Center and (who I believe to be) revered Lakers public address announcer Lawrence Tanter. Watch as during the pregame introductions, Tanter attempts to give Howard a fist bump. Howard, to nobody's surprise, leaves Tanter hanging. Badly. The Lakers announcer tries his best to recover with...
According to David McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Dwight Howard just recently had his first alcoholic drink. This happened shortly after he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Orlando Magic. Apparently, Howard and his friends took a celebratory shot of Ciroc Vodka when the trade became official.
For those who are wondering, Dwight Howard was born on December 8th in...
BECOMING A HABIT
Tweet Last Sunday in Dwight Howard’s Lakers preseason debut he was a victim of a monster put back slam by Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson. Thursday night D. Howard again got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, this time by Jason Thompson: Dwight better shake off that court rust sooner rather than later. Being on [...]
There are few feelings worse than getting left hanging on a fist bump and Los Angeles Lakers public address announcer Lawrence Tanter felt that sting back on Wednesday night.Tanter was attempting to get a high-five from newly-acquired center Dwight Howard but was left standing at the alter:
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard left public address announcer Lawrence Tanter hanging on an attempted fist bump before Tuesday night's NBA preseason game at the Staples Center. Popout To be fair, Howard appeared to be looking into the crowd and likely didn't see Tanter offering the fist pump, but it certainly made for an awkward moment. Hopefully, Howard can...
Dwight Howard believes being traded to the Lakers instead of the Nets "was a blessing in disguise."
Shaq will keep coming at Dwight Howard as long as their is an audience to be entertained by it. That’s his thing. His latest Dwight snipe, Shaq heads back to the mic for a rap freestyle diss of the newest Laker center. Warning, there’s profanity and language not appropriate for work. Dwight shouldn’t feel [...]
LeBron James has traversed the rockiest terrain of stardom and ambition: From beloved prodigy to betrayer of the place that drafted him and loved him most to uncomfortable villain to brutal failure to, now, NBA champion.
Two years. One long journey. And, in transitioning from The Decision to The Debacle to The Champion, a rewriting of the zeitgeist and the very functioning of...
Dwight Howard’s reign on top of the defensive food chain came to a screeching halt last season after dropping what would have been his forth consecutive time claiming top honors as the NBA’s premiere defender to Tyson Chandler in the midst of back surgery and the on-going Dwightmare in Orlando.
Howard received just 18 first place votes for 186 points, while Tyson Chandler nabbed...
ON THE MEND
Lakers head coach Mike Brown is unsure about whether Kobe Bryant, who is nursing an injured foot, will suit up for the team's opener next Tuesday.
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal have never had a problem expressing their feelings when it comes to anything happening in the NBA. On Tuesday, the two TNT analysts made no exceptions for the Los Angeles Lakers as they ripped them for their Princeton-style offense in a conference call with reporters. "I've always said I want my accountants from Princeton, not...
Tweet Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard are now linked thanks to the two of them joining the Los Angeles Lakers this past offseason. In Howard’s preseason debut he was pranked prior to the start of the game. Nash had a little something to do with [...]
It hasn't really started up yet, but a question that is going to come up every now and then is whether Dwight Howard is going to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. He's played in one preseason game so far and looked pretty sharp for not having played basketball for six months. Assuming he's healthy, most fans and basketball writers will assume the Lakers are going...