Found July 16, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Los Angeles Lakers, whose plan to re-sign center Dwight Howard did not pan out this offseason, are poised to rebuild fast by focusing on the two biggest free agents of 2014 -- LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, front office sources have told ESPN. Opinions are split on whether the Lakers can actually land James or Anthony, with one source calling it "realistic" and another saying it was "far-fetched at this point." Nonetheless, the Lakers have made it clear they are positioning themselves for a run at one and perhaps even two of the superstars who could become free agents in 2014, by refusing to commit to any contract past this next season, multiple sources have said. Dwyane Wade, Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh also have early termination options on the five-year deals they signed in the summer of 2010. Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Andrew Bogut and Dirk Nowitzki will be unrestricted free agents next summer. James, of course, is the biggest prize. But unlike i...

LeBron James, Brandon Marshall wear red suits on ESPYs red carpet

LeBron James picked an interesting time to try out the concept of blending in. As someone who has been crowned “The King” since he was 17 years old, LeBron is used to being noticed everywhere he goes. On Wednesday night at the ESPYs, cameras almost lost the two-time NBA Finals MVP as he was strutting [...]

Dwight Howard No Longer Superman, Will Be Called “Rocket Man”

Dwight Howard has left the city of angels, and with it, he’s dropping the nickname that has followed him since his days in Orlando. According to USA Today, Howard now will be referred to as Rocket Man. “He’s not Superman anymore. He’s Rocket Man now,” longtime Rockets broadcaster Bill Worrell said Saturday as he introduced the team’s major free agent acquisition. As Howard...

Fiery little Rockets fan doesn’t care for Shaq’s disparaging remarks about Houston

When Dwight Howard announced he was shunning the Lakers and signing with the Houston Rockets, many people took this as a sign that Howard never felt comfortable in the spotlight in Los Angeles. Shaquille O’Neal, who himself played for the Lakers, was one of those who felt this way, saying that he expected Howard to sign with the Rockets, because, as Shaq put it so eloquently, it...

Jon Hamm takes shot at Dwight Howard

ESPYS host Jon Hamm took a playful shot at Dwight Howard and his decision to leave LA for Houston during his opening monologue Wednesday night.  Hamm drew boos from the LA crowd when Howard’s name was brought up, which then turned to hysterics, even from Dwyane Wade, as he introduced Dwight Howard’s greatest moments as a Laker and then cut to a zero second clip.

New York Knicks: Lakers Waive Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace (Photo credit: Rumor no more! On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers officially waived Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest. The 33-year-old controversial small forward, who seemed to be carefree towards the matter, wasted no time taking to Twitter a few days ago to show his admiration for the New York Knicks by wearing the club’s hat...

Which NBA franchise has had the best big men?

Dwight Howard’s press conference with Houston Rockets legends attending was the impetus for trying to figure out which NBA teams have the all-time best big men. The quotes by Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabar about Howard not living up to the L.A. limelight helped as well. So which NBA team had the best big men of all-time? 6. New York Knicks The Knicks will always be...

Young Rockets fan calls out Shaquille O’Neal, “Don’t disrespect Houston ever again”

After Dwight Howard left the bright lights of Los Angeles for the city of Houston, Turner Sports analyst Shaquille O’Neal made a reference to Houston being a “small town“. At the Houston Rockets rally for Dwight Howard, one small Rockets fan decided to sound off in front of a video-recording device about Shaq disrespecting Houston: *** Young Rockets fan warns Shaq [The Big Lead]

Mike D’Antoni Says It’s Funny Dwight Howard Thinks Rockets Offense is Different Than His

Lakers have just forgot all those “Stay D12″ banners they put up, now they are acting like they will be better without him. “The thing that cracks me up is Houston, they do the exact same thing,” D’Antoni said, laughing. “And so (Howard) is gonna go to Houston? OK, so did they talk about change there? Don’t tell me that it’s that different.” “He’s a force and...

Dwight Howard: It was tough playing with Kobe Bryant

One can only hope the ashes have died out after the demise of this past Lakers season. Unfortunately the latest string of comments to come out of the Dwight Howard saga might have added a little gasoline to the fire.    It seems everyone lately has taken some parting shots at Howard including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, and even Ice Cube. Their gripe has...

Knicks GM sees long-term partnership with Melo

There has been plenty of speculation about Carmelo Anthony's future over the past couple of weeks. The latest bit of news is that the Lakers plan to pursue Anthony in free agency next summer if the Knicks star opts out of the final year of his deal. Anthony won't end up in purple and gold if Knicks GM Glen Grunwald has his way, though. Grunwald on Tuesday said he sees...

Rockets to hire Olajuwon to work with Howard

Hakeem Olajuwon at 50-years-old might be too old to lace up and play for the Rockets, but that doesn't mean he isn't willing to do all he can to bring another NBA championship back to Houston. Olajuwon will rejoin the Rockets in an official capacity for the first time since he last played for Houston in 2001 as a mentor to the team's interior players, or in other words...

Bryant Recaps LeBron Skills Academy

Thomas Bryant is one of Syracuse's top targets in the 2015 class. The five star forward recently attended the LeBron James Skills Academy where he was able to work on his game against some of the best talent in the country. He recaps his experience inside.

Fashion Glance: 2013 ESPYS awards Red Carpet featuring LeBron James, Yasiel Puig, Colin Kaepernick, Gabrielle Douglas & more

The 2013 ESPYS awards went down in Los Angeles at the Nokia theatre on Wednesday, July 17th. Tons of your favorite celebs and jocks hit the red carpet and of I was there too. Check out photos featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Dodgers Yasiel Puig, Utah Jazz rookie Trey Burke, Colin Kaeprnick, Kenneth Faried and a ton of others. Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is still a fan. It’s super...

The Miami Heat amnesty Mike Miller, leaving Chris Birdman Anderson no one to talk tattoos and meth with on the roster.

Mike Miller had a nice run in Miami. Will he retire or help a team like Memphis?

Metta World Peace Is New York Bound

Sources have told Ian Begley of ESPN New York that former Lakers small forward Metta World Peace has agreed to a 2 year deal with the New York Knicks: The deal is worth approximately $1.6 million per season with a player option for Year 2, the source said, adding that the Knicks used the remainder of their mini-midlevel exception to sign the former Laker.  image from
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