Originally written May 16, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Plenty of teams would envy them this. Plenty of good teams. Plenty of teams that made it past the first round of the playoffs this spring, even. This, of course, being Chris Paul and Dwight Howard and the Clippers and Lakers waiting games, respectively. Dont get me wrong, having the best chance to sign Paul and Howard is hardly a bad thing for the two Los Angeles NBA franchises. Its just complicated, and perhaps not unequivocally good. It certainly wont be easy. Remember a few weeks ago, when it was all Paul and Howard and contracts, all max money and championships and recruiting these high-priced, high-reward teammates? Remember that? It hasnt been so long, but the talk has quieted silenced, actually. Its hardly a surprise, though, not after both players expressed a desire to take their time and weigh their options. Its funny, the way this works. The Lakers and the Clippers were in the playoffs, and thus in the spotlight, and so the talk of bringing back their...
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