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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in the Lakers' first game without Dwight Howard and the Clippers' first with Doc Rivers.
The NBA's 2013-14 schedule, released Tuesday, also features a potential LeBron James-Kobe Bryant duel on Christmas in Los Angeles, right after scoring stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant match up across the country in New York.
Howard's first visit to the Lakers since leaving for Houston as a free agent doesn't come until Feb. 19, giving Bryant plenty of time to get back to full strength from his torn Achilles' tendon near the end of last season.
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Twitter, the cesspool, has Dwight Howard in it.
@marcuskirk980 let it go. No need to dwell on the past— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) August 7, 2013
Which leads to...
If Dwight Howard has proven anything in the last few years, its that he may be in his 20s, but he acts closer to his jersey number, so his response to a fan trolling him shouldn’t surprise you.
Doesn’t make it any less funny.
While I am a firm believer in respecting women, if you are going to be a keyboard troll and talk tough, you deserve what you get.
This one goes to Dwight.
Tonight, Thursday, August 8th, Comcast SportsNet Houston will be airing “Legacy of Bigs,” a round-table discussion of the Houston Rockets’ great legends at 6:30p.m.
Bill Worrell will be hosting this event with the starring of many important athletes such as Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Ralph Sampson. This will be a historical gathering; it is the first time...
Wednesday night, a girl on Twitter wrote ‘you ain’t never getting a ring’ to Dwight Howard. In response, the Rockets center sent out a diss, tweeting back, “with that face, I don’t think you getting one either.”
Yesterday, the NBA released the Knicks schedule for the 2013-2014 season. The season starts with a bang in the Garden as the Knicks host Dwight Howard, James Harden and Jeremy Lin.
(All Times Are Eastern)
Nov. 14 Houston, 8 p.m.
Nov. 16 Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban may have been unsuccessful in his attempts to woo Dwight Howard to Dallas this offseason, but at least he had the most creative pitch.
Cuban and his team came up with the idea of making a Superman themed video, which they presented to Howard during an appearance with the center. Howard is famous for donning a Superman cape during the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk...
The Los Angeles Lakers’ pitch to try to convince Dwight Howard to stay started long before billboards sprung up around L.A.
Some six months before the billboards appeared in positioning Howard as the franchise's future the Lakers put Pau Gasol in the past and often on the bench.
“We did have a free-agent market last year we had to be aware of and you make certain arguments...
The Dallas Mavericks failed in their bid to get a big-name free agent these past two summers. Mark Cuban had big plans and broke up his championship team from 2011 in order to get there. He cleared cap room and hoped to bring in both Deron Williams (a Dallas high school star) and Dwight Howard to Dallas.
That did not work. Neither made their way to "Big D" and Cuban...
We're less than two months until the start of training camp which means were roughly a month since Dwight Howard told the Los Angeles Lakers he was leaving them to sign with the Houston Rockets. It was one of the rare times in which the Lakers didn't get their man. It was also the first time since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away that they didn't have one of the most influential...
In today’s sports world, the lives, decisions and performances on and off the playing field are more scrutinized than ever. Athletes have become celebrities beyond the playing field and their lives are over-examined whether they should be or not. Here are 10 athletes that we simply pay too much attention to: Dwight Howard NBA center [...]
After the Houston Rockets acquired Dwight Howard from the Los Angeles Lakers, I figured there would be some bad blood between the fan bases.
Recently, Rockets forward Chandler Parsons took a trip out to Los Angeles and during his stay at Hotel LA, his luggage got some classic notes taped to them:
Bags just came to the Hotel. Smh LA pic.twitter.com/NZIwqnXxAS
— Chandler Parsons...
The Houston Rockets have been making some serious moves in the past year. They started with acquiring super star talent James Harden, the Knicks headline maker Jeremy Lin, and now this off season, Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard can be debated as being one of the best if not the best Center in the league. After a mediocre stunt with the Lakers last season, he is ready to start over...