Found August 15, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
Buss' Lakers launch, in futility, "Stay D12" campaign to keep him in Los Angeles. After he moves to the Rockets, Buss says "He was never really a Laker." Makes sense It's not a shock to any in the NBA community when Dwight Howard's lone season, the 2012-13 campaign, with the Los Angeles Lakers is designated a failure of nearly epic proportions. The team, forecasted in the preseason to win the championship by many pundits, came in lowly 7th place in the Western Conference only to get swept in four games by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round of the postseason. Of course, all of this came after LA lost all eight of its preseason games and its first three regular season games, culminating in a very inauspicious start for one of the league's "supposed" elites. Injuries hampered the squad all year, most notably with point guard Steve Nash missing 32 games and power forward Pau Gasol missing 33, in addition to the hordes of...
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