Found August 22, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
There is something to be said about being a cockeyed optimist. So, I will say it: It’s not a good practice to which to adhere. Keep in mind, that sentence was written by someone who is the nonfiction equivalent of Chicken Little. I, like everyone else, tend to get wrapped up in what’s popular, or “trending” as the zeitgeist would have it. The only problem is I’m usually about a decade behind these folks. (Please see recent tweet about lawn bowling.) Sports are no different. Having been born and raised on Lakers basketball and a flavorless mash made out of certain tubers and root vegetables, I was delighted to hear about the team’s big moves this offseason, including the most prominent one: Jodie Meeks. Imagine how many jokes I can now make about how Meeks shall inherit the Earth. Actually, that might be the only one… While the Meeks signing might have gone undetected by many — how $3 million over two years goes undetected is beyond me — the biggest acquisitions were Steve Nash a...

Dwight Howard really likes being a Laker

If you are a Los Angeles Lakers fans, you will love this. If you are an Orlando Magic fan, then this will only fuel your dislike for Dwight Howard. Howard took to his official Facebook page and uploaded a drawing of him following in the line of past Laker great centers such as Jabbar and Chamberlain. Brace yourself Magic fans because this might sting a bit (h/t Orlando Sentinel...

Dwight Howard Embraces Legacy of Every Great Lakers Center Except Clyde Lovellette on Facebook (Photo)

Now that he is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard wants to make people forget that purple and gold was not his first choice while he was orchestrating his exit from the Orlando Magic. The All-Star center made a significant gesture toward that end Sunday when he posted a drawing of himself in a Lakers jersey, surrounded by the jerseys of other Lakers greats. The image...

Video: Kenny Smith on Howard over Bynum ‘Would you rather have a project or a condominium?’

According to the youtube page, this video was taken on July 5th, before the Dwight Howard trade. It was uploaded August 20th. Kenny thinks that the Lakers, with Nash, are still the #2 team in the West. He says if they get Dwight Howard and trade Bynum, they would be a dynasty for years to [...]

Lakers coach Mike Brown almost tore his hamstring when the Dwight Howard trade was confirmed

Now that there is a little distance from the initial fever of the Dwight Howard trade, reactions are starting to pour in as to how parties felt when they found out that the trade was finally in the books. For good reason there was no one that went off as hard as Lakers coach Mike Brown did. To read this article, please click the link below.

Mike Brown Almost Tore Hamstring Upon Hearing News That Lakers Acquired Dwight Howard

Lakers head coach Mike Brown reacted the same way most of the team's fans probably did upon hearing the news that Dwight Howard was L.A. bound. "I got a little excited. I tried to jump up and down, but my mind was telling me to do something that my body wouldn't allow me to do. I almost pulled my hamstring sitting down," Brown told "I don't know...

Howard Trade Benefits 76ers More in the Long Run

By: Scott Burks We have all heard about the much-ballyhooed trade that rocked the NBA world by now: the four-team trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers for some picks and a couple of scrubs.  The part of the four-teamer that folks didn’t pay as much attention to was the Philadelphia 76ers getting Andrew Bynum. As a fan of an Eastern Conference team (my New...

Jordan Hill Over Dwight Howard

That’s the plan for now at least. Although the Lakers have acquired D12, arguably the most dominant center in the league, he still won’t be able to play until his back is completely healed. “If I’m ready for opening night, then I’ll be there, but I’m not going to rush it. A back is very serious, so I want to take my time and make sure I get back 100 percent, because I...

The agony of Orlando Magic fans

Moving forward without Dwight Howard is not going to be fun.

NER: Undisputed

On a new NER...Mr. Wesley observes Raider Fan outside of his natural habitat; why Augusta National shouldn't be allowed to celebrate adding two women to its membership; the guys from Da Jungle stop by to chat about Dwight Howard and the Lakers; and it's time to stop worrying about what Rihanna says. Click here for the show.

The NBA’s top 5 duos

I once wrote a piece on the NBA’s top 5 duos of all-time and it seemed to spark a nice buzz for debate. Readers love to skim through lists and provide their own sense of opinion, especially when you’re writing about talented combos, such as Magic and Kareem, or Stockton and Malone. The debates can become heated and ideas will bounce back and forth. #5:Carmelo Anthony/Amar...
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