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LOS ANGELES "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts." I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown. But I still stand by what I wrote Mike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach for this Lakers team.
It wasn't the second-round playoff beating by OKC last season or the 1-4 start to this season that doomed Brown. It was the fact that the Lakers had lost all eight exhibitions and 14 of the last 15 games most in a very ugly fashion.
The players were getting tired of the long workouts and film sessions, including a nearly three-hour shootaroundpractice on the morning of an exhibition game in October. A team that was pretty good defensively for most of last season couldn't make any stops when it counted, even in practice games.
For Brown, it was time to move on, maybe to a ...
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According to the City Council, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, has been declared "Dwight Howard Day."
Council members Bernard C. Parks and Jan Perry put forward the motion in Wednesday morning's City Council meeting.
Howard will visit City Hall at 5 p.m. to receive the honor.
The Lakers acquired the 26-year-old center from the Orlando Magic over the off-season. Through...
Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers has inspired a few changes in Dwight Howard.
If you have been watching the team’s their last two games, and as a DirecTV customer I certainly have not, then you may have noticed Howard has been rocking a new look. Yes, the big man has been wearing a headband the last two games.
The headband trend first started on Sunday when Howard wore a stars...
Check out Kobe last night tossing an alley-oop to the big man Dwight Howard against the Spurs. Lob city has been in Los Angeles for the last couple years with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, but now it's moving to a different part of the city with the Lakers. Once Steve Nash makes his way back from injury we should see even more of this going down in the gold uniforms.
Dwight Howard dunks amongst three Spurs on Tuesday.
The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers’ 84-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on Tuesday night. The Lakers are now 3-5, and next play home to Phoenix on night.
The Lakers regular season winning percentage against the Spurs after Tuesday night’s loss. They’re now 74-73 all-time against San Antonio, but...
With all the hoopla of Mike Brown’s hiring, Mike D’Antoni’s hiring and Magic’s mouring; it may have slipped under the radar that Wednesday was Dwight Howard day in Los Angeles. Proclaimed by Councilman Bernard Parks and Council Woman Jan Perry, Snoop Dog read the proclamation and DH was serenaded by a gospel choir.
The Rockets were not on Dwight Howard's preferred list of franchises he would welcome a trade to, but he didn't specifically have an issue with the team.
One of our twitter readers Mike Gomez brought this pic to our attention. Interesting. Funny how Rajon Rondo isn't allowed to "disrespect" the Laker legend Jerry West, but a Laker is. Could have just been an accident, but if he does it again the NBA better be on Howard and the Lakers. Speaking of Howard and the Lakers the damaged goods they traded, Andrew Bynum, had...
New Lakers coach, Mike D’Antoni, held his first practice on Thursday a day after arriving in L.A. Still on crutches due to a recent knee replacement surgery, D’Antoni was seen catching up with Steve Nash and sharing a laugh with Dwight Howard and Jordan Hill. Of course the biggest issue was how D’Antoni would interact with Kobe [...]