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The big news Wednesday night was that the Los Angeles Lakers earned the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 overtime win against the Houston Rockets. But a story that largely went under the radar was that Lakers center Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to notch 9,000 rebounds
The 27-year-old grabbed his 9,000th rebound in the first quarter, reaching the milestone 14 days faster than Wilt Chamberlain. Howard does have a bit of an advantage over the competition though, considering he jumped straight to the NBA from high school. Howard accomplished the feat at 27 years and 130 days old, while Chamberlain was 27 years and 144 days old. Bill Russell now sits in third place, he was 27 years and 357 days old when he reached 9,000 boards.
When only considering games played, Howard was the 13th fastest to the mark, as it took him 697 contests to reach it.
Still, it’s an impressive feather in Howard’s cap. Despite struggling through his recovery ...
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Los Angeles Lakers teammates Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are finally getting along great — It only took the Mamba blowing out his Achilles to take the pressure off their relationship. Check out Coach Vino and D12 being chummy with one another while Kobe heals. This team might just win 70 games next year, that is assuming Kobe is back on schedule...
Kobe isn’t around to tell him to keep the clown act in Orlando, so Dwight is back to his happy-go-lucky self. Since, he doesn’t like to use the Superman moniker anymore after Shaq punked him, he is thinking about trying out a new name.
Dwight also suggested he could be the “Chocolate Mamba.” And sell a snack bar by that name.
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Always the cut up, Lakers' Dwight Howard was back at it again before they face the Rockets on the team's final home regular season game.
Speaking to the media, Howard gave a rousing "300" movie-speech which including shout outs to Dr. Buss, injured Kobe Bryant, yelling for Pau Gasol to put his "big boy" pants on and of course, gave the infamous "...
The better question is, who isn’t expecting Howard to live at the free throw line this post season?
Per ESPN LA, Howard has one piece of advice to anyone fouling him, “God Bless Them”. The LA Lakers are finally in the finals, something NBA fans and even analysts thought wasn’t going to happen but to our surprise, the Lakers finished 7th in the west. With Kobe Bryant out for...
With Kobe’s season ending injury putting a major pain in the Lakers quest for getting into the playoffs, it is now up to Dwight Howard to put the team on his shoulders and lead the way.
This shouldn’t be much of an issue since he was used to leading the Magic, and they had less talent than the Lakers have and that is with Kobe not playing. So it is up to D12 to make the Lakers...
Dwight Howard's first season with the Los Angeles Lakers has been filled with more twists, setbacks and disappointments than he ever imagined when he was traded last summer.
He's still hoping the Lakers can come up with a few more surprises for the playoffs.
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Mike D’Antoni was extraordinarily harsh on Pau Gasol when he took over the job as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in November, but he’s finally softening his stance on the big man.
Gasol returned to the starting lineup on March 25 after missing six weeks with a foot injury. The team has gone 8-2 in its last 10 games — all of which Gasol has played over 30 minutes. Save...
Kobe Bryant recently underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles. According to Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard visited him twice in the hospital. Howard knows the feeling of having to miss [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers, a team that was written off and easily ridiculed, are in the playoffs, which was no small feat.
“Everybody counted us out, but one thing that I told the guys tonight was that we’ve been through so much as a
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In a pre-game interview, John Ireland asked Coach Mike D’Antoni what he planned to tell the team in order to get ready for tonight’s game.
“Bad things are gonna happen, “ D’Antoni said. “But don’t tie your troubles together.”
There were certainly troubles with which the Lakers had to face tonight. A team who averaged the...
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers will meet in the 1st round of the playoffs. This is surprising that they are meeting so early, as these were 2 teams that were projected to be among the top 3 or 4 teams in the West. But with the Lakers’ chemistry and injury problems, they barely made it into the playoffs, but this sets up one of the most entertaining battles of the...
Project Spurs kicks off its 2013 Spurs Playoff preview as the Spurs face the Lakers in the first round. Check out the key matchups in the opening series brought to you by Kyle Boenitz.
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Has There Ever Been A More Eventful Lakers Season?
Think about it.
There have certainly been better seasons in Laker-Land.
Many eventful ones too – 2008 springs to mind – from Kobe’s trade demand, to Bynum’s emergence and injury, through Gasol’s arrival and a Finals run.
2004 was pretty eventful too. Phil even wrote a book about it.
None of these seasons come even CLOSE...