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Over the 2012-13 season and into the current offseason, it was clear that the Los Angeles Lakers were attempting to make center Dwight Howard their future face of the franchise. In order for that to happen, Howard had several requests, and it’s been reported that one of those was for the team to part ways with head coach Mike D’Antoni. However, there was apparently more that Howard wanted, as Ric Bucher of CSN Bay Area reports that the center also asked the Lakers to amnesty, or “at the very least muzzle,” All-Star Kobe Bryant.When Howard opted to sign with the Houston Rockets this summer, leaving money on the table in the process, it was assumed that the big man thought they gave him the best chance to win a title. Based on Bucher’s comments, it sounds like the Lakers could have kept Howard if they had decided to bow to his demands.Bucher notes that VP of basketball operations Jim Buss wasn’t ready to end Kobe’s run in LA, and the team has also stuck with D’Antoni. It would have certainly been easier to part with Bryant now than ever, as he’s coming off of a major Achilles injury, but Los Angeles ultimately decided to move forward with him and sans Howard.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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The latest report about Dwight Howard's unhappiness in Los Angeles indicates he wanted the team to "muzzle" Kobe Bryant.
It's been nearly two months since Dwight Howard spurned the Lakers, so we were about due for some salacious details of the negotiations to surface.
They have, according to a report from CSN Bay Area, which outlines Howard's reported demands of the Lakers during free agency. Per a CSN source, Howard asked that, in order to sign him, the team fire coach Mike D'Antoni and...
Seven-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets headlines the Dwight Howard Tour where he will make his seventh visit to Asia.
The Dwight Howard Tour is inspired by Dwight's explosive on-court play, larger than life personality and personal connection to fans.
The D Howard Tour in Asia is August 16-26 and includes unique activations in Seoul, South Korea...
The Rockets are looking to contend for a championship but it won’t happen unless Howard makes great strides in the right direction.
The Houston Rockets will be the team to watch next season and that puts their new center Dwight Howard in the ultimate pressure cooker. He has a lot to prove and a lot of critics to prove wrong. Is he up to the task? That remains to be...
The Dwight Howard saga as it related to his decision to ultimately choose the Rockets over the Lakers in free agency has been well-chronicled and it feels like we’ve heard just about all of the details surrounding the reasons for his departure.
In short Howard didn’t like the way he was being utilized in Mike D’Antoni’s offense and his personality couldn’t have been more...
Dwight Howard had two conditions he wanted the Los Angeles Lakers to meet in order to remain with the team, according to a report. NBA reporter Ric Bucher says the current Houston Rockets center wanted the Lakers to fire Mike D’Antoni as coach, and to either amnesty or at least “muzzle” Kobe Bryant. Neither condition […]
When the Rockets acquired Dwight Howard as their free agent prize, the rumors began immediately that Omer Asik either wanted out because he wanted to start at center (assumedly held down by Howard now) or that the Rockets would trade him unable to pair the two together.
Howard struggled mightily to find himself offensively next to Pau Gasol last year and seems most comfortable...
Dwight Howard was a Los Angeles Laker for one season. The Lakers did what any team would have done in order to entice the young center. According to Ric Bucher, [...]
We've known since July that Dwight Howard wanted Kobe Bryant out if he were to sign with the Lakers. "How can it be Kobe’s team and Dwight’s team?" one source said. "It was about the passing of the torch."
"As an offshoot of those discussions, sources said, Howard’s camp at one point asked the Lakers whether they were at least considering releasing...
Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is in China working with his basketball camp.
He may be far away from his new teammate Dwight Howard, but Howard is definitely on his mind.
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USA TODAY Sports states that Dwight Howard would be willing to change positions to benefit the team. This is because Omer Asik has voiced out his displeasure about Howard coming [...]
Chinese baby in Dwight Howard’s future?
It is possible.
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Among the many things confusing about Dwight Howard's past two years of public behavior his attitude toward the pick-and-roll is certainly one of the lesser known but more important ones.
Essentially the timeline goes like this:
•Dwight Howard becomes superstar in Orlando behind a system focused on using his insane athleticism in the pick-and-roll to devastate defenses and...
Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy had a relationship that was contentious at times during their final season together with the Orlando Magic.
But Howard and Van Gundy have remained in touch over the past year.
"I don't think there was ever a point where I didn't like Dwight personally. I like him. I've had a lot of laughs with him. He's a good guy. We had some...