Found March 06, 2013 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
The Los Angeles Lakers acquired center Dwight Howard in the offseason knowing he was still recovering from back surgery.  He was slated to return around this part of the regular [...]
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Phil Jackson Texts Dwight Howard About Back

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Video: Dwight Howard’s perfect block on Robin Lopez

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Next to dunks the most dominant show of force is often the block. Now I know that every blockis not rejected into the seats, but tthey are still among some of the best momentum turning or building plays in the game. Plus they just look cool. So in the near future I think I might start making this a regular feature here at FatManWriting much like the Day in Dunking--the "...
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