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Suitors or beggars?
With Dwight Howard’s pending free agency set to begin at midnight ET on July 1, the Los Angeles Lakers launched a campaign with the placement of a banner on the side of Staples Center, and a billboard on Hollywood Boulevard. The message on each is simple, “Stay #D12″.
The Lakers have made no qualms about their desire to re-sign Howard and perhaps the organization viewed this as another opportunity to once again publicly express their sentiment for him.
Dwight Howard billboard above Hollywood Blvd. (photo credit: Lakers official Twitter account)
With the advancement of social media and players’ desires to be courted like kings (a la LeBron James), such a campaign isn’t all that surprising. However, for a team that has won 16 championships and has such a rich tradition, is this a necessary action? No.
Not when considering the player being wooed has zero championship rings, reportedly only wanted to be a traded to the Brooklyn Nets, and has shown signs of commitm...
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