Found February 20, 2013 on
stephen kettner With Thursday’s NBA trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Los Angeles Lakers GM, Mitch Kupchak has reiterated that the Lakers will not trade center Dwight Howard. Kupchak, would go on to say that Dwight Howard even deserves a statue outside of the Staples Center. “Dwight is our future. He deserves to have his name on the wall and a statue in front of Staples at some point in time.” This raises a few eyebrows around the league considering the drama between Kobe Bryant and Howard. It was rumored around All Star weekend that Howard was openly mocking Bryant behind his back. However Kupchak knows that the Lakers window is closing. He noted that the Lakers only have about two years left (this season included) saying: “And a lot of that has to do with Kobe [Bryant].” With Lakers fans sitting in an unsettling position of missing the playoffs, how long will they continue to put up with Dwight Howard and his antics? Will he even want to re-sign with the team after this season or will he go to the highest bidder and be there next headache? If Kupchak has his way Dwight will be forever immortalized at the Staples Center. Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
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Despite Dwight Howard recently saying that Lakers GM, Mitch Kupchak told him he won’t be traded before Thursday’s trade deadline, his hometown Atlanta Hawks are expected to make a serious run at Howard before the deadline.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
There’s widespread belief among league execs that the Lakers will not trade Dwight Howard, who is an unrestricted free...
Dwight Howard has been coy about his upcoming free-agent status, often dodging questions about it, but he provided his latest insights Tuesday after the Lakers' shoot-around.
Does he see himself as the Lakers' cornerstone after Kobe Bryant's career ends?
"Yeah, I do. That's what we've always talked about since the first day I got here," he said.
Kobe wants Dwight Howard to stop clowning around, but Dwight doesn’t know how to act any other way. People may not like Kobe Bryant, but no one questions his desire to be great and his work ethic.
That is what gets him the respect from peers and fans alike, but I don’t think anyone respects Dwight Howard right now, on or off the court.
Here is just a latest example why from Larry...
Just when you thought the drama in Lakerland couldn't get any more juicy, Kobe Bryant has essentially thrown in the towel on the Dwight Howard era.
Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski had this little gem in a piece about Howard and Chris Paul's impending free agency:
When asked about the possibility of the Lakers moving Howard at the deadline, Kobe Bryant was devastatingly...
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via CBS Sports:
Despite Dwight Howard recently saying that Lakers GM, Mitch Kupchak told him he won’t be traded before Thursday’s trade deadline, his hometown Atlanta Hawks are expected to make a run for him before the deadline.
Per CBS Sports:
There’s widespread belief among league execs that the Lakers will not trade Dwight Howard, who is an unrestricted free agent after...
The drama never stops with the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the Dwight Howard trade became a done deal, both Dwight and Kobe Bryant were hesitant to become teammates. Kobe made [...]
Dwight Howard is the Lakers version of Rizzo with Kobe Bryant playing the role of Sandy if Page 6's source is to be believed:
Amid other reports that the Lakers’ chilly on-court chemistry was...
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Playing in their first game since owner Jerry Buss died, the Los Angeles Lakers played like a team Wednesday night in an emotional 113-99 victory over their greatest rival, the Boston Celtics.
Dwight Howard led the team with 24 points and 12 rebounds,
Tweet Unless they’re Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, NBA players sometimes develop bonds with their teammates. They spend a lot of time together practicing and on the road and form friendships with one another. Apparently that’s the case with the Houston Rockets, as Jeremy Lin said he didn’t feel like playing after the Rockets traded [...]
Is it really hard to be a fan of more than one team in a sport?
It seems in past sports history, fans were more fickle and diehard for their team. In contemporary times, its a whole new ballgame for fans.
It’s not hard to be a fan of multiple teams in one sport. Everyone knows this.
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Chris Paul showed off a bit of his wild side in his ensemble selection for Clippers vs. Spurs. CP3 islocked in on the current animal print shoe trend here with a pair of Del Toro shoes. Throw in Rag and Bone denim, 5001 Flavors shirt, Persol eyewear and gold Miansai bracelet….oh and a Rolex.
Also, check out Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce’s looks from Wednesday’s...
Despite all the mishaps this season and the “Dwight is unhappy in LA” reports, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says that not only does the team have no intention of trading him, but the upcoming free agent is their future.
According to ESPN LA:
“Dwight is our future,” Kupchak told “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.
“It’s hard to get talent in this league...
You knew that the Lakers and their fans would be emotional tonight, and that L.A. would feed off of it, but the Celtics showed little resistance. Call it “tired legs”, second night of a back-to-back, blah blah. Boston just did not play defense tonight. Period. They fall 113-99 on L.A.
As Doc told his troops at halftime, “they’re getting whatever they want..” Couldn’t...