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Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The Los Angeles Lakers would like to re-sign Dwight Howard and build their franchise around him. The team has made that abundantly clear since the end of the season, but Howard has made it equally clear that he would like to explore all of his options first. If LA is going to lose Howard in [...]

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  • The projected trade of the Clippers' Blake Griffin to the Lakers for Dwight Howard (or vice-versa)is an illustrative example of the existing reality in the NBA and other sports leagues.

    When management waives, buys out, or trades a player, however important he is to its team, to another team organization, it's called a business decision. When the player opts out of his contract, becomes a free agent, and signs up with another team, it's disloyalty. And if the player is as athletic and skilled as LeBron James, he's vilified, booed and slandered.
  • yes! and your point? business decisions are expected from the office.
    but Players are expected to want to play for the home team or the illusion of the game FANS buy into in order to get into a team is ruined
    without the illusion fans are shown they are being played. they know it, but its okay because they love the illusion its all they have.
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