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With Andre Iguodala bolting Denver to shoot at the walls of heartache in Oakland, Dwight Howard taking his Stay Puft Marshmallow Man act to Houston and Andrew Bynum finally dumping the 76ers, spurning the Mavericks and their Cheesecake Factory and bowling his way into Cleveland, everyone is just now catching on to the fact that the biggest winners of last off-season’s über-trade were the Orlando Magic and the biggest losers were everyone else.
Even Stan Van Gundy put on his Captain Obvious cape and backed up this assessment.
But Philadelphia 76ers fans knew different. They knew all along that the Magic were anything but losers the second the trigger was pulled on that mostly ill-fated four-team swap on August 10, 2012.
That’s because the Magic were getting Nikola Vucevic, the stone-faced 7-foot Montenegrin who showed plenty of promise during his rookie season in 2011-2012 but would mysteriously disappear at the hands of Evil Doug Collins, who was beginning to take over from Good Dou...
BEST OF MAXIM
If you haven’t heard yet Dwight Howard is no longer a Los Angeles Laker, and ton of people have bashed Howard for leaving Los Angeles. The latest to do so is NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem won 5 titles with the Lakers and is regarded as the best center to play in the NBA by many.
The Following from ESPNLosAngeles.com, as Kareem gives his thoughts about Howard:
During a recent concert for the Kings of the Mic Tour, Ice Cube went off about Dwight Howard turning down the Los Angeles Lakers in favor of the Houston Rockets. Ice Cube said “F*** Dwight Howard. We don’t need no punk ass mother f***ers on the team. I could give a f*** about a Dwight Coward. We don’t need no ******* on this team. He don’t deserve to be on the wall...
CENTER OF ATTENTION
With all the attention Dwight Howard got this offseason, Andrew Bynum was a seemingly forgotten man, but now he's finally found himself a new home.
Dwight Howard has landed in Houston – spotted Tuesday at the Breakfast Klub, his first sighting in Rockets gear. He even got off to a great start with fans, as he treated the entire restaurant to lunch.
Dwight Howard bought the whole restaurant lunch at the Breakfast Klub. Amazing welcome to Houston. @… http://t.co/EdK8qq9usM
— David Elster (@delster2) July 9, 2013
After Dallas lost out on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, star Dirk Nowitzki took to Twitter to make a pretty funny Twitter joke about re-signing another DH.
We talking about Devin Harris…
We worked all summer to get DH to Dallas. Welcome back to the Mavs, Devin Harris….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 9, 2013
Dirk Nowitzki makes funny Twitter joke [For The Win]
Tweet Former all-star center turned NBA side show Andrew Bynum has begun to see his value increase now that Dwight Howard and other free agent centers are off the board, and was recently spotted by a Mavs fan at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant with his agent David Lee near the Dallas area on July 10th, [...]
I am sure they don’t mind the fine.
GM Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale both publicly spoke about the signing before they technically could.
The Dallas Mavericks met with Andrew Bynum and his agent on Wednesday.
"They had a nice visit with our doctors and we had a lunch," Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. "Beyond that, the negotiations are ongoing."
Bynum is also in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks.
Bynum has a two-year, $24 million offer from the Cavaliers...
The Denver Nuggets bolstered their frontcourt Thursday by signing free agent forward J.J. Hickson to a three-year deal.
The 24-year-old bruiser is coming off his best season last year in Portland when he averaged 12.7 points and a career-high 10.4 rebounds. He joined Dwight Howard as the only players to average 12 points, 10 boards and shoot at least 55 percent from the field.
There is an old saying that “athletes want to be actors” and the below video from the fine folks over at Relativity Sports makes that saying come to life.
Check out Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard/Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion starring in a viral video entitled “We Crush Acting”.
Clearly, Dwight’s performance earned him that “talking turkey” role:
After Dwight Howard ditched the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets, the Lakers have been feverishly looking for free agents to bolster their roster, despite the fact that the Lakers have very limited financial flexibility.
There has been talk about the possible return of forward Lamar Odom to the Lakers recently, and it has picked up steam over the past 24 hours. One...
I grew up listening to Bruce Drennan on sports talk airwaves in Cleveland. He's a legend who continues to do a great job on a daily basis.
He and Gene Winters invited me back on All Bets Are Off again on Thursday and I had a great time talking Cavs with those guys. Besides breaking down the Andrew Bynum deal, we also discussed the Cavs signing Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark...
There were many words written last week about Dwight Howard " leaving $30 million on the table " when he decided to sign with the Houston Rockets over the Los Angeles Lakers -- even though that wasn't really accurate at all -- and how Howard is a disloyal, overrated, pigeon-hearted baby for moving on to a third team in as many seasons.
Now, the number du jour is $77...
Chris Grant made Andrew Bynum a contract offer on Monday. He would guarantee to pay the former All-Star $91,363 less than the Cleveland Cavaliers paid Luke Walton in 2012-13.
That total was reported by ESPN's Marc Stein to be $6 million.
Just added to @espn_macmahon's Andrew Bynum story: Sources say Cavs' 2-year, $24M offer only guaranteed for $6M....