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Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
The best thing about this off season will be not having to hear about where Dwight Howard will end up after he signs… Yeah, about that. Seems as if Dwight has allegedly been telling “sources” that LA fans are ungrateful and unappreciative. Beyond that, he has no interest in playing for Mike D’Antoni. The Lakers can offer DH12 $30 million more than any other team. Which adds up to a five-year $118 million max contract.
According to a source, it’s this intensity, this inane desire to be the best, that Howard can’t live up to. In conversations with Howard, the big man reportedly called L.A. fans “the most unappreciative group of people ever,” going on to say that people in Los Angeles are “ungrateful.”
Dwight Howard is a baby. He did the same thing in Orlando. He’s super talented but Lakers fans won’t be crying the blues if he leaves either. The Lakers are a storied franchise and have ridden through down times before. I’m just ready to get on with it so we no longer are subjected to “Dwightmare; the free agency edition 2013″
Oh and about those billboards, the Lakers also can’t be complacent and rest on their laurels. They have to invest in more modern strategies as today’s athletes have evolved, so have their needs and requirements.
Only Phil Jackson can fix this!
Doc Rivers did a real good job selling the benefits of LA and planning for the Clippers in his introductory press conference this week.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are stepping up their efforts to urge center Dwight Howard to stay with the team. Apparently they hope that painting the Beverly Hills Hotel facade with a replica of Howard's Lakers jersey will help convince him that staying with the team is the right move for him.
#STAYD12 pic.twitter.com/azI12oh2AY— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 29, 2013
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate and they aren’t being coy about it.
The team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center on Wednesday asking center Dwight Howard to stay put in LA. The seven-time NBA All-Star is arguably the most coveted free-agent this summer after one frustrating season with the Purple and Gold. But despite Howard’s difficult 2012-2013 campaign...
Dwight Howard is unlikely to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and is willing to accept a smaller contract elsewhere, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports.
Under NBA rules, the Lakers can offer Howard a five-year, $118 million contract, while other organizations are limited to a four-year, $88 million offer.
According to the ESPN report, Howard is unhappy with Lakers coach Mike...
It seems like the Dwight Howard Sweepstakes have swung in favor of the Dallas Mavericks over the past few days. An article by ESPN’s Chris Broussard came out on Thursday claiming that sources close to the situation have said that Dwight does not want to resign with the Lakers, and is naming Houston, Dallas and [...]The post How the Mavericks Could Land Dwight Howard appeared first...
Lakers putting their future in Dwight Howard’s hands.
Just read that sentence a couple of times. Be afraid Lakers fan, be very afraid.
So, the Los Angeles Lakers, in an attention-seeking gambit that bears just the slightest whiff of desperation, have begun erecting billboards throughout Los Angeles that feature soon-to-be free agent center Dwight Howard along with the message “STAY” and the hashtag, “#STAYD12.” The Lakers uploaded photos of the billboards to the team’s official Twitter account Wednesday...
Dwight Howard is ready to explore his options as the official start of free agency creeps nearer, but many feel he will ultimately be back with the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Money matters to most people, and the Lakers can offer Howard $30 million more than any other team. However, LA’s chances appear to [...]
According to ESPN, Dwight Howard will make his free agency decision by July 10. It was recently reported that the All-Star center is unlikely to resign with the Lakers and that Houston and Dallas are atop his list of destinations.
…A source close to the All-Star center told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Howard expects to be ready to choose his team as soon as the NBA’s moratorium on...
The Lakers are getting especially desperate in their effort to convince Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles instead of signing with another team as a free agent. On Wednesday, the team began tweeting about the billboard campaign they launched around the city to show Howard how much he is wanted. They even started a [...]
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. If the Lakers don't manage to lure Dwight Howard back to Los Angeles in the coming weeks, the team has a clear-cut Plan B, which in fact isn't all that different than its Plan A.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke at length after Thursday's NBA Draft about his team's goals in free agency, and after months of complicated discussions of...
The Lakers are going all out to get Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles this summer. With less than one week before free agents can begin talking with teams and agreeing to contracts, the Lakers have put out the full-court press.
Or at least they are putting up some sign they love their beleaguered big man.
The Lakers have put up a billboard on the side of the Staples Center...
The campaign for Dwight Howard to stay in LA has begun as a new billboard graces the outside of Staples Center with a photo of the center accompanied by the word “STAY.” Howard will become a free agent on July 1.
DALLAS -- Let the recruiting begin.
"I reached out to (Dwight Howard)," Dirk Nowitzki said Thursday from just outside the Dallas Mavericks draft room. "I told him that we'd love to have him... And if I need to jump on a plane, I'm free. I'm available."
And thus marks an official beginning to the Dwight-to-Dallas saga...
It didn't come in the...
Dwight Howard was plagued by a back injury this past season, and now the Los Angeles Lakers center is progressing with the issue and has worked to put it past him, according to Mitch Kupchak.
"Dwight is in a category of the great," Kupchak said. "He's over his back injury and there's no reason he can't play seven or eight more years at that position,...
Dirk Nowitzki says he’s made the phone call to Dwight Howard to give his pitch and let the All-Star center know he’d love for him to join the Dallas Mavericks in free agency.
According to the Star-Telegram:
“I reached out to him and told him we’d love to have him,” Nowitzki said. “It’s not like we call each other every day.
“I didn’t write him a letter. We just...