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The Lakers (24-28) return home after finishing a 4-3 effort in their longest road trip of the season. That road trip started in a shocking 92-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns (17-35), a team that was and still at the bottom of the Western Conference. Needless to say, the purple and gold are looking for some payback tonight.
The last 10 days away from Los Angeles didn't go through without some drama. A large part of that drama has been directed at Dwight Howard by everyone it seems. His heart and focus have been questioned due to his lack of sense of urgency when it comes to ignoring his sore shoulder and healing back to help the team win as much games as possible to get to the playoffs.
With 30 games left (including tonight), the Lakers are still 3 and a half games back of the 8th seed Rockets and a game and a half behind 9th place Trailblazers. Houston is playing pretty well right now having won 7 of their last 10 games. If L.A. is to catch them, they will need to win all of...
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Written By Clifford Santa Monica, Nash’s pedestrian performances this year can be attributed mainly to two things: 1) His age 2) The fact that he shares the court with Kobe Bean Bryant Regarding the latter, despite the fact that the self-named Mamba has one of the highest basketball IQ’s of this generation or any other, it seems that he just can’t...
In a very interesting take by Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, the problem that continues to plague the Los Angeles Lakers is Dwight Howard. During [...]
Lakers center Dwight Howard is attempting to play through the pain of a torn labrum in his right shoulder and he believes teams are going after the injury.
Dwight Howard has some type of inherent flaw. I won’t pretend to be an avid NBA fan. When the big games are on, I watch and enjoy. I soak in a player’s greatness and watch him flourish. During the playoffs, I make a conscious effort to catch the contests at hand. I don’t dislike the [...]The post Dwight Howard’s Inherent Flaws Prove Troublesome appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Dwight Howard had scored in single digits in six of his previous games before Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Miami Heat, averaging only 7.7 shots in that stretch.
Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant were elected starters for Sunday night's NBA All-Star game in Houston.
Despite playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Howard said Monday that he expects to play.
"If I re-aggravate my shoulder in these next two games, I'll probably just play a couple of minutes and sit the rest out," Howard said.
Coach Mike D'Antoni...
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There’s an entire city that knows just what to expect, used to the futility and long suffering, used to the phoniness and broken promises. It’s because Dwight Howard is unhappy with the team and his teammates and couldn’t care less about the Los Angeles Lakers, pouting about the number of touches and finding convenient excuses to sit out a game as he supposedly...
The Lakers are falling apart and at the center of that is Dwight Howard. Doesn’t matter if it is Kobe, D’Antoni, Nash or Earl Clark no one seems to like Dwight and they question his effort.
With that being said, Kobe blames the media for it blowing up.
Bryant told the media before the Lakers practice on Monday that, ”I didn’t say anything wrong. I didn’t say anything to...
The Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks are both going in interesting directions at the moment. Both are going to have the salary cap room to go after the off-season's biggest free agent, Dwight Howard, but both have to make sure that they don't make the wrong move here at the trade deadline. Stars on both teams are clearly on the trading block right now, and with the...
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Breathe in, breathe out, repeat. Another week in Laker Land has come and gone, and once again, fans are having to remind themselves to stay calm and carry on. As has been the norm this season, the past week was filled with some great highs and some horrible lows.
From injuries, to short-handed victories, to parental guidance, here is a recap of the Lakers past...
Rick Nash was everywhere for the Rangers on Tuesday.
Before he fooled Tuukka Rask to score one of New York’s two shootout goals, Nash had an assist that would make NBA facilitator Steve Nash proud. The former Columbus Blue Jacket weaved his way through three Bruins defenders before dishing the puck to teammate Carl Hagelin while sliding on his chest, setting Hagelin up for the...
Former L.A. Lakers head coach Mike Brown is one of the nicest guys in the NBA, however, that doesn’t always translate to much.
Appearing on ESPN radio with Colin Cowherd he shed some light on being fired and replaced by Mike D’Antoni.
Cowherd asked what his feelings were when released or fired and Brown responded with “I was shocked.”
Only a few games into the season one...
After returning home from the Lakers' lengthy trip, Dwight Howard didn't want to talk about his father's comments to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"I really didn't know what was said," Howard said. "At this point, I don't care to know."
Dwight Howard Sr. took exception to comments made by Kobe Bryant, suggesting the Lakers center should...
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Here’s a line you haven’t read this season: The Lakers could have won it. Okay fine, we’ve actually said that before…a lot, because goodness knows the Lakers have come close to winning a lot of games this past season but have always found a way to falter in the end. If we re-watch those 28 losses, I guarantee at least half of them...