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Amnesty_David_Stern
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The Lakers and the Celtics have the two most storied franchises in the history of the NBA and pro basketball as a whole. Lakers are getting a big whiff of reality that Kobe is really starting to near the end of his career, Pau Gasol just isn't cutting the mustard and Andrew Bynum is going to cost an arm and a leg to retain next year, so they are trying to get Dwight Howard.

Howard, could join a team that has had 3 of the greatest Centers to play for their franchise ( Jabbar, Chamberlain & Shaq ) and continue a tradition of amazing players going to join the ranks of the Lakers to help keep the championships rolling in.

Funny thing is, Dwight says NO to the Lakers. Dwight would probably hardly get touches in Laker-Land as Kobe will suck the ball into his hands like a vacuum and kill Dwight's touches.

Lakers are in big trouble. Yes, keeping their current team together even if it's Pau and Kobe and Bynum walks next year this is STILL a playoff team, but it's looking more and more like the end of an era and I think Laker ownership does not want to deal with multiple years of Ho-Hum basketball like it did after the loss to the Bulls in the 91 NBA Finals and Magic's sudden retirement. Before of course, the arrival of Shaq and Kobe.

CP3 trade didn't happen, they had no cap to go after Lebron, Bosh, Wade, Joe Johnson etc a few years ago, Griffin is locked up for 6 more years, D Wills and Dwight Howard will only play for Dallas or Brooklyn, Rose & Durant just signed extensions with their respective teams, Melo is a Knick for life it would seem so the best thing the Lakers can do, is rip another team off and land the #1 pick in the draft again to get that superstar player they can groom.

I'm not saying we'll be better than they are, or were going to take over LA, or the Lakers are going to suck... I just find it funny that nobody is wanting to go there and they are in panic mode it seems.

I'd keep Bynum and try to trade Gasol for something or draft picks. Bynum is the future, not attempting to trade him for someone that doesn't want to be there.

Grillinnap
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I just hope Sterling realizes all of this. This is his golden opportunity. Stop being a cheap bastard already.

icremon
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Dwight didnt want to follow in shaq footsteps

we better pray dwight signs with the nets or its gonna be crazzzzzy next off season

cp3, howard free agents :O

LuvMeSumMEE
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The Nets might actually be pretty scary if Howard goes there.

CP3Best
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They don't have enough cap anymore. Who would their bench be? They've got GWallace, DWill, and other expensive guys!

-GeoffClankinsDaddy-
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they got the best european player in the world to dont forget

gemfow
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Amnesty: I think you're right n the money. Personally I'm not a big Kupchak and Jim Buss fan. The FO has created an environment where players sans Kobe don't know whether they're coming or going. They traded two number ones for Sessions and Hill respectively and then traded two number ones and two number twos for a 39 year old pg. granted that the pg is Steve Nash but he is still 38-39. People talk about the later picks don't mean much but guys like Marshon brooks, Nicolas Baum, Marcus Thornton and so on have been picked with later picks.

My lakers are going downhill and I can't blame Dwight for not wanting to extend with LA. He knows Bynum gets ignored in the paint and the same would happen with him.

phaded21
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Dwight is an idiot for not considering the Lakers though. The Lakers are the only franchise that have consistently won championships with dominant Centers. If Dwight wants an NBA Championship, the Lakers is where he should go.

The Nets have a nice squad, but I don't think they are going to have good chemistry. I could be wrong though.

1clipperfan
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Dwight doesn't want to play second fiddle to an aging madman. He also doesn't want to follow the same path as Shaq.

clipper.scrappy
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lots changed in a month Embarassed

puddnhead83
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When did Bynum get ignored in the paint. He became the second option on the team and was a reason why they got knocked out of the playoffs again.

la4life
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clipper.scrappy wrote:
1clipperfan wrote:
Dwight doesn't want to play second fiddle to an aging madman. He also doesn't want to follow the same path as Shaq.

lots changed in a month Embarassed

I just laughed so hard. That was hilarious!!!!!!

Amnesty_David_Stern
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I should have said nobody wants to come here and maybe we would have traded for a ton of random people lol

1clipperfan
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la4life wrote:
clipper.scrappy wrote:
1clipperfan wrote:
Dwight doesn't want to play second fiddle to an aging madman. He also doesn't want to follow the same path as Shaq.

lots changed in a month Embarassed

I just laughed so hard. That was hilarious!!!!!!

Until he resigns next summer there isn't anything to laugh at yet. Nothing is committed to at this point. Dwight got out of Orlando, his main goal. He's still a free agent this coming summer, another goal of his. Orlando made a stupid deal.

ClipperSpirit4Life
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clipper nation rise! screw these has beens!

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