Found August 16, 2012 on
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The Dwight Howard trade saga is finally over after last week's trade to Los Angeles.
Everyone around the league is trying to figure out exactly how the deal went down. After all, Orlando was holding out for a better deal and some had trouble saying exactly why this was the deal to hold out for. The Magic did not receive any All Stars in return and seemed destined for the bottom of the league. Of course, that might be exactly what they wanted in the end.
Since Dwight Howard first announced his trade demand last December, the Magic have engaged discussions with just about every team in the league. Initially, the Nets, Mavericks and Lakers were involved. The Warriors tried to jump in at one point. The Rockets got serious for a long while.
In the end, it was the Lakers who were able to put the puzzle pieces together. And that left a lot of general managers with fan bases to appease and support to drum up giving some explanation as to why Howard is in Los Angeles rather than in t...
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Dwight Howard is once again scheduled to be a free agent after this NBA season. The Lakers were taking a huge risk, banking on the fact D12 would love L.A., and not even consider playing anywhere else once he became a free agent. Now it appears Dwight may be in Lakerland for the long haul. My sources confirm Howard will live in Newport Beach, where his teammate Kobe...
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s offer for Dwight Howard has been leaked, and it’s not as good as some thought.Photo Credit: wikipedia.org/Creative Commons
As we all know by now, the the Dwightmare is over, and the long-time disgruntled center is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Since the trade went down, the Orlando Magic’s front office has faced much criticism from...
Over the weekend, NBA star Shaquille O'Neal was attending Comic-Con for some reason still not known to us but it gave some reporters the opportunity to talk about the Dwight Howard trade.Check out the below video of the Big Aristotle talking about the mega-trade that sent Dwight Howard to the city of angels in a rather comical way:(Courtesy of Total Pro Sports)
This is not news to anyone, but the Los Angeles Lakers have one of the richest histories in the NBA. They took a big step in making sure that history continued when they traded for Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.
They also made sure that the richest payroll in basketball got richer.
As Larry Coon explained to ESPN, the difference between doing this trade now and doing it during the...
Howard is all smiles now that he’s out of Orlando
Well, the NBA off-season dust has settled and most of the moving parts have come to rest. Although I wouldn’t exactly call this summer a power shift, I would say that the past couple months of player movements have altered the course of multiple NBA franchises. With that in mind, here’s a couple of winners and losers of this...
When the Dwight Howard saga came to a merciful end last Friday after his trade to the Lakers, NBA fans in small markets rolled their collective eyes, and settled in for another big market championship that will almost assuredly take place next June. Blazers fans were in the mix, and it was made more painful that their bitter rivals to the south once again reaped the rewards of an...
One of the funnier moments from this past Olympics was the McKayla is not impressed phenomenon. It even has it's own website. A silver medal doesn't impress the young gymnast and apparently neither does the Lakers trade for Dwight Howard. KG of course is also not impressed with L.A.'s new clown.
Related: KG to Howard: "Paint your face, clown!"
Not to say I told you so, but I told you so. When the Orlando Magic fired head coach Stan Van Gundy in an attempt to appease Dwight Howard, a lot of wannabe devil's advocates tried to call the move something other than what it was: an absolutely stupid move borne of shortsightedness and ignorance. The devil's advocates thought they sounded smart when they insisted that the...
Let's not go handing the next NBA championship to the Lakers just yet. Even with Dwight Howard in the fold along with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Metta World Peace, there are plenty of question marks surrounding the Lake Show that would prevent the Forum Blue and Gold from raising another banner at the end of next season. Besides, LeBron James is still the best player...
The fine folks at Sports Will Rock You have produced another parody gem. This time they are parodying Bob Seger’s Night Moves with Dwight Howard and the entire DwightMare shenanigans ranging from not wanting to be in Orlando, to the Stan Van Gundy debacle, and all the way to the trade to Los Angeles. You may [...]
There is still aftermath coming out of the Dwight Howard trade. Orlando is still picking up the pieces, introducing Arron Afflalo to the media Thursday as their rollout of the post-Dwight Howard team begins to take a murky shape.
The one guy many people wanted to hear from is the former coach, Stan Van Gundy. Generally, people want to hear from Van Gundy all the time because...
While all the Dwight Howard talk has been about the Los Angeles Lakers don’t forget about the Philadelphia 76ers.
76ers head coach Doug Collins called the Olympics for NBA. During one of the broadcasts here is what he had to say about the four team trade.
“When you think about adding Andrew Bynum, a big man who can score in the paint, rebound and block shots —...