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Fox Sports West:
Although he was cleared Tuesday for full-court five-on-five scrimmages with limited minutes, center Dwight Howard won't play in the Lakers' second exhibition game, Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers in Ontario.
The Lakers haven't provided a firm timetable on when he will play. But Howard has maintained throughout the last week in training camp that he won't play in a game until his surgically repaired back is fully ready. Still, Howard changed his opinion on the importance of appearing in any of the seven remaining exhibition games.
Last week, Howard said "hopefully" he'd play sometime in the preseason. But before the Lakers' lost Sunday to Golden State, Howard seemed not concerned about suiting up for such contests.
"I'm on track, but my goal wasn't to play a preseason game," Howard said. "My goal is to win a championship. That's what we're shooting for."
Howard had missed only seven games in eight seasons before suffering a herniated disk in his back last April, and the Lakers don't seem to be worried. But Howard's return could take on added importance because Jordan Hill injured his herniated disk and will be reevaluated next week.
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New Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has decided to change his superhero nickname from Superman to the moniker of another costumed crusader.
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Kobe Bryant, admitting that it proved effective for both himself and Shaq, suggested that new teammate Dwight Howard "just needs to bring it out."
Dwight Howard likes to have a fun. He posted this photo of himself in Laker purple with the caption, Kid DYNOMITE! Lots if happening on the Dwight front, he’s been cleared for limited contact in 5-on-5 practice and he’s also claiming that Kobe has been his secret guru for the last few years. Ok Dwight… [...]
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will miss the team's preseason game Wednesday as he continues to recover from offseason back surgery. However, he has been cleared to begin limited participation in five-on-five scrimmages, according to the Los Angeles Times. Howard told reporters last week that would "hopefully" play at least some during the preseason, but...
The Lakers began their march into the ’12- ’13 NBA season one Sunday with their first preseason game in Fresno, Ca. against the Golden State Warriors. Dwight Howard was in attendance but didn’t touch the hardwood. He sat down for an interview during the second quarter and one of the interesting items to come out [...]
Word is, he also wants to change his name from “Superman”, to “Iron Man”. Above is Dwight at last night’s preseason game, which the Lakers lost.
I know Shaq is all for it but Iron Man is kinda wack. How bout “Poser Boy”?
I kid, sorta. All I want is for Dwight to play with hunger this season. It’s about damn time already.
Orlando Magic’s T-Pain Big Baby Davis has been working his tail off to replace the production of Dwight Howard. T-Pain Davis recorded a little hip-hop rap jam aptly named Big Baby Gon‘ Turn It Up. It’s really a great terrible song and has no business being listened to more than once zero times. But, I digress…
Think T Pain’s voice changer + an average yet severely...
Tweet Just as news was released that Los Angeles Lakers reserve forward Jordan Hill would be sidelined with a herniated disc, the team announced Tuesday that All-Star center Dwight Howard has been cleared to play full-court five on five, Mark Medina of the L.A. Times: Lakers say Dwight Howard has been cleared for full court [...]
Kobe Bryant has a complete a-hole persona on the floor. He bosses his teammates around, takes control of games when he feels he needs to, and he calls out teammates on a regular basis. It’s all part of that “killer instinct” so many says he has. Bryant believes Howard has a lot of great tools, but he wants the young center to be more of an a-hole like him. “Shaq was a goofball...
If youre the Brooklyn Nets, it could be worse. A lot worse.
No, you didnt land Dwight Howard -- and Howard made it pretty clear he wanted to play for your team. That couldve been a real downer.
But rather than sit around and sulk, the Nets did the next best thing: They moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
OK, thats a joke.
What really mattered was how the Nets approached the offseason...
Recently, Kobe Bryant indicated that Dwight Howard needed to step up his a$$hole game to get to the next level in the NBA. “Shaq was a goofball. But Shaq was a big a——. I was a little a——. It worked well. Dwight has a lot of that in him. He just needs to bring it [...]
Deron Williams grew impatient waiting for the Nets to acquire Dwight Howard.