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Beyond The Buzzer:
According to Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein of ESPN, another reason Dwight Howard opted not to re-sign with the Lakers is the confusion regarding when Kobe would “pass the torch” to him, which seemed further and further away after Kobe said he hoped to play 2-3 more seasons.
The Lakers, almost from the moment Howard arrived in August 2012, had gone to great lengths to assure the 27-year-old that they saw him as the future face of the franchise and that the torch would be passed from Bryant to him in short order.
But with Bryant saying publicly just a week before free agency that he was thinking of playing at least two or three more seasons, it was hard for Howard to envision when he would assume that role, sources said.
As an offshoot of those discussions, sources said, Howard’s camp at one point asked the Lakers whether they were at least considering releasing Bryant through the league’s amnesty provision, since Bryant’s return date from Achilles tendon surgery remained in q...
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Dwight Howard didn't have an elaborate "decision" like LeBron James did in 2010, but his popularity has taken just as big of a hit.
After his announcement that was leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets, Howard's image has continued to go downhill, according to Q Scores, which measures how the population views celebrities.
In a report by SportingNews...
Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard Contract Grade
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Contract 4 years, 88 million
- Well the Dwight Drama is finally over, as Dwight Howard, after almost three years, has chosen his long term destination, Houston. I am not going to talk about his immature actions, or him hurting the Magic and Laker franchises and all of the annoyances he...
What if Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwight Howard were to climb in a wrestling ring?What if the two were to actually wrestle? Athletes from other sports have climbed into the ring in the past. D12 is 6'11'' and 265 pounds not to mention the man has some serious guns...
Could make for a decent match, right?
It's one that will never happen of course...
Never give the photoshoppers and gif-masters any ideas.
Stone Cold Steve Austin just told me the athlete he would most like to hit with the Stunner is Dwight Howard. Oh. My. God.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 12, 2013
Because when you do, things like this happen.
Stone Cold Steve Austin delivers stunner to Dwight Howard
H/T Bleacher Report
We have liftoff T…
Outside of Houston, Dwight Howard is public enemy # 1, so naturally Dwight is embracing the only fans he has left. The newest Rockets big man bought breakfast for fans at a Houston restaurant and wore a Rockets jersey for them. It’s only a matter of time before Rockets fans wake up to their own Dwightmares.-TO
Dwight Howard Jersey Burning!
Kobe and Pau...
Jeremiah Short, Feature Writer-original linkThe drama that was “Dwightmare” came to a climactic end after Dwight Howard agreed to a four year, $88 million dollar contract with the Houston Rockets. Leaving the 16-time world champion LA Lakers with an uncertain future.The deal puts Howard in a perfect situation. He gets to work with Kevin McHale and Hakeem Olajuwon year round....
Steve Nash met with the media yesterday after that Dwight Howard sales pitch that didn’t quite do the trick. And some of his quotes are pretty telling:
“Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn’t comfortable here and didn’t want to be here and I think if he didn’t want to be here, there’s no point for anyone in him being here.”
“I think it kind of basically goes with what...
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Royce White, who has a fear of flying and is awaiting his trade from the Rockets to the 76ers, said, "Hell no" to the idea of taking 100 flights during a season.
I am sure they don’t mind the fine.
GM Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale both publicly spoke about the signing before they technically could.
In the aftermath of Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, word began to spread that Rockets center Omer Asik had no interest in playing with or behind Howard and he wanted to be traded.Since then, Brian Windhorst of ESPN has verified that Asik has formally asked the Rockets to trade him. And it was at that moment that Asik found out just how much pull and influence...
Well... that didn't quite work out the way we all expected. Dwight Howard turns out to be a 1 year rental, and the Lakers serve as a placeholder for him whilst he recuperates from back surgery. Now, I realise that's to paint the scenario in pretty much what amounts to the worst possible light, but what there is incorrect?
So... Dwight Howard...
With all the salary cap space the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to have in 2014 after losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, there has been some speculation that they could make a run at a big name free agent like Carmelo Anthony. Anthony and Bryant have a close relationship, and there have been [...]