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Another game. Another loss. Who is to blame for such woes?
The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls 95-83 on Monday night, continuing the free-fall for the “Purple and Gold.” At 17-24, they currently sit at 12th in the West, four games behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth seed. Not exactly what people expected out of the new-look Lakers.
Who is to blame for the poor start? You could point at the firing of Mike Brown near the beginning of the year. Or possibly Pau Gasol’s terrible play this season (Gasol is down in every major statistical category, including points per game and field goal percentage.) Or, to the vitriol of Laker fans, Kobe Bryant’s recent slump (Bryant is 17-for-54 from the field in the two games on their current road trip.) Kevin Ding, of the Orange County Register, seems to put the blame on one person; Dwight Howard.
Does Howard deserve the blame for their start? Partially. Coming off of back surgery entering the season, there were questions of whether...
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How happy are the Nets now that they don’t have Dwight Howard?
The superstar center’s departure from Orlando is well known. First he wanted out, then he said he would stay but the entire time he really just wanted to come to Brooklyn to play for the new look Nets. When that became apparent, the Nets tried to acquire Howard but couldn’t get a deal done and moved on.
Photo Credit | NBC SportsWhen a team plays poorly there are always some options that the GM has at their disposal. They can trade for some players, look to the free agent market for some sort of spark, or maybe the coach is to blame. In the case of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak really hasn’t been left with any except to trade one of our All Star pieces.The Lakers fired...
Rumor has it that before Kevin Love had broken his hand, he was headed down to Los Angeles and Brooke Lopez was headed to Minnesota…..sending the unhappy Dwight Howard to the Nets.
Brooklyn might be a better fit for Howard actually. And Love would have done good work for the Lakers.
Ahhhhhh….what could have been.
HE AIN'T HEAVY...
The NBA analyst (and brother to Stan Van Gundy who coached Dwight Howard in Orlando) did not mince his words when expressing his thoughts on the Lakers center.
Dwight Howard attempted just five shots in the Lakers' loss to the Bulls on Monday.
Dwight Howard always wanted to go to Brooklyn. The newness of the franchise and the chance to create a new legacy -- in a big market -- enticed Howard greatly. If only the other half of his mind had not convinced him to stay in Orlando for another half year and send himself into purgatory and eventually re-request his trade out of Central Florida.
By the time Howard had finally...
Dwight Howard has publicly expressed dissatisfaction about his role under Mike D'Antoni.
The Lakers continue their downward spiral towards the bottom of the Western Conference. Do they fire Mike D’Antoni? Do they trade Dwight Howard, or even Pau Gasol?On the latest episode of Voice of the Nation: Fastbreak, David Brickley and Jason Riley ask the question: If you owned the Lakers, what would be your very first move? Be sure to leave us a comment for a chance to win...
The Lakers will not entertain trading Dwight Howard before the February deadline.
Lakers center Dwight Howard has aggravated his right shoulder
injury against the Memphis Grizzlies and is out for the second
The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling. They won in the loss column once again after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies. Before playing with the Grizzlies, the Lakers had an extended shoot-around to voice their problems and concerns. According to the Los Angeles Times, players went all out and made sure if there were any problems [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-24, third in the Pacific Division, and after Monday's 95-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant says this brand of basketball "is just not acceptable." Bryant wasn't upset that the Lakers lost there third straight. It was how and where they did it that had him
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard re-aggravated the torn labrum in his right shoulder in the first half of the Lakers' game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Howard will have the shoulder
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Image Credit: Noah Graham | Getty Images“Another disappointing week in the books for the Los Angeles Lakers.” This seems to be a recurring theme for the season.After a promising 2-0 start to the week, the Lakers finished this past week with a 2-2 record; a record that will simply not cut it for the 17-23 Lakers. The Lakers started the week off with solid wins against Cleveland...
One team is 17-24 and sinking quicker than the Titanic, the other is thriving and owns the second best record in the league, a half game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder at 32-10. Both teams play in the Los Angeles in the same building (The Staples center) so if I were to tell you that the Lakers are 17-24 and the Clippers aer 32-10 would you believe it? Of course not.
LA is Lakertown...