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Stan Van Gundy still communicates with the player who was most responsible for him being successful with the Orlando Magic, and the same guy who was chiefly responsible for him being fired. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Van Gundy said he still exchanges friendly text messages with Dwight Howard.
In the interview, Van Gundy discussed Howard’s status with the Los Angeles Lakers and shared two noteworthy opinions. The former Magic coach says Howard, who is coming off back surgery, does not look like the same player. He also says Howard is adjusting to being a secondary offensive option on the Lakers.
“I don’t think he looks quite as explosive or as quick as he has in the past,” Van Gundy told the Times’ Ben Bolch. “Now, he’s still above almost everyone in the league at that size athletically, but he has not totally looked like himself to me.”
Howard stopped playing for the Magic in April because of his back injury, and he underwent surgery for it later in the month. It ...
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Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard has not looked explosive or dominant since joining the Lakers and does not seem like himself.
In a move that team-mate Kobe Bryant will certainly approve of, Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined 35,000 for the flagrant foul that he committed upon Denver’s Kenneth Faried on Wednesday night.
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Image Credit: Robert Hanashiro | USA TODAY SportsWhen Stan Van Gundy was fired as the Orlando Magic’s head coach back in May, most fingers were pointed at Dwight Howard. Despite their awkward break up in Orlando, the LA Times’ Ben Bloch reports that the two are now getting along just fine.Van Gundy and Howard regularly exchange friendly text messages, in which the two discuss...
LOS ANGELES Following a lackluster loss in Denver on Wednesday night, the Lakers showed that when properly motivated by embarrassment this time they can play defense. And play it well.
Los Angeles grabbed 52 rebounds and scored 23 fast-break points to beat Portland 104-87 at Staples Center on Friday night. Dwight Howard bounced back from his flagrant 2 ejection and 35,000 fine...
Dwight Howard is three flagrant foul points away from an automatic one-game suspension.
The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard $35,000 for his flagrant foul on Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. The fine was announced by NBA executive VP of Basketball Operations, Stu Jackson on Thursday.
The flagrant foul in question occurred with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers' Wednesday loss to the Nuggets. It was Howard's third...
Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87, over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Pau Gasol had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers closed out their 2012 schedule by climbing back to .500 (15-15) in their rocky season. Los Angeles had little trouble...
The Orlando Magic obviously lost Dwight Howard, who is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, in the offseason, and many expected the team's defense to suffer mightily as a result. But early in the season, the Magic have showed promise at times on defense, despite being very young in the frontcourt. It became the bedrock of the team's fast start.
Goin Back to Cali
The Portland Trail Blazers are headed back down to the state of California to take on the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time this season.
Matchup: Portland (14-13) @ Los Angeles Lakers (14-15)
Venue: Staples Center
Time: 7:30 PM PT
Date: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
Staples Center hasn’t been kind to the Blazers throughout the years, but with the Lakers struggling...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Pau Gasol had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers closed out their 2012 schedule by climbing back to .500 (15-15) in their rocky season. Los Angeles...
Though it’s entertaining as hell to watch, we all have to remember that the NBA is an extremely unforgiving business.
With the news that the Brooklyn Jay-Z’s, ahem, Nets, fired their head coach Avery Johnson yesterday, most everyone was a little shocked around the league—yes, even LeBron!
As Bron put it, one month he’s recognized as the best coach in the league, and then...
The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly starting to resemble the team most thought they would be after headline-grabbing offseason acquisitions. The Philadelphia 76ers, conversely, are fading fast after a solid start.
The Lakers seek their seventh win in eight games and their fourth straight at home on Tuesday night when they face the road-weary 76ers.
After adding Dwight Howard and...
It’s New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year,
Where we remember 2012, and stand up and cheer.
The Heat may have won, with Bron, Bosh and Wade,
In a lockout shortened season, where 66 games were played.
But it’s a fresh season now, with all kinds of plots,
And my poem that I share is the greatest ever written by a
Lob City is lobbing, and never losing...