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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard admitted Thursday that he wanted the Orlando Magic to trade him to the Brooklyn Nets. "I did want to go to Brooklyn. That's a place where I told the Magic that I really wanted to go," Howard told Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN NewYork 98.7 FM. "[But] I was traded to the Lakers, and I think it was a blessing in disguise. " … I think there's a reason why everything happened the way it happened. So far it's been an unbelievable experience for me. … It's like a dream come true." Howard said he asked to be traded in the beginning of the year and didn't expect he would play the entire season in Orlando. "The whole year a lot of people were making up a lot of stories about 'This deal is getting close, that deal is getting close to being done,' or whatever, but none of those deals were ever close," Howard said. "I thought I was going to get traded at the beginning of the year, actually, that's when I asked for it. But everything happened for a reason. I had to go through last year to get to where I'm at today. It's made me a stronger and better person for it. I had to go through the hell and the stormy forecast to come out to a place like this … and I'm thankful for it." Howard will now try to win his first NBA championship with a star studded lineup of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace. Howard also said he's upset the center position has been removed from the All-Star ballot. "I don't think it's right. I don't think it's fair," Howard said. "They can say that there's not a lot of centers in the NBA, but the truth of the matter is, it's gonna come back around. "You can't just take it away because that's still a very important position. Everything starts with the center. It might not be the flashiest person on the court. It might not be the person that gets the most points, but that's the person that controls the paint on both ends."
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During an appearance on First Take, Stephen A. Smith appeared to use a racial slur during a segment but later denied that he said such a thing.
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According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Kobe Bryant will miss the Lakers' final two exhibition games.
The All-Star guard was day-to-day before Wednesday night's exhibition against the Clippers.
After practice on Tuesday, Bryant said that his foot was in enough discomfort from a bruise that he would probably not play even if it were a regular-season game.
The Lakers also...
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Anchor says "N-word" on air, denies it.
Stephen A. Smith, as he suggests, might have to slow down when speaking.
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Smith -- speaking in his usual loud, opinionated...
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[This post is best read in Stephen A. Smith’s voice]
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