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Posts Tagged ‘Dwight Howard’

Beverly Hills Surgeon Wants to Fix Dwight Howard’s X-Ray Vision

There’s a certain type of press release we like to think of here at FishbowlLA as being closer to a “press releech.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

The idea is to piggyback a local business or product onto a major celebrity who has yet to make a direct connection to the operation. Today, we give the office of Beverly Hills eye doctor Dr. Rajesh Khanna full points for the way they have fashioned such a dispatch around LA’s biggest new star. This is really about as legit as a “press releech” gets:

As Dwight Howard gears up for the NBA season, the Khanna Institute knows that enhanced vision could help him perform at his best possible ability. Dr. Khanna has seen first-hand the dramatic influence and positive outcomes of laser eye surgery. Athletes such as USA water polo player Ryan Bailey, an Olympic gold medalist, had his vision virtually transformed in the hands of Dr. Khanna. Through his experience and expertise, Dr. Khanna is positive that he can improve Dwight’s clarity of vision and quality of life.

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Hand the 2013 NBA Title to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Get ready for nine months of non-stop Los Angeles Lakers talk now that former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is headed to town.

Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times has already declared the Lakers the 2013 NBA champions:

Go ahead and mark it down, with a Sharpie: The Lakers will make it back to the Finals in 2013. And they will win it.

Listen, I get why folks are excited. But we’re talking about the 2013 NBA Finals in August when we don’t know the health status of Howard and how he will fit in with Kobe Bryant, who isn’t exactly the ideal teammate.

But I guess this is what happens when we don’t have a football team to focus on in the fall.

Welcome to Los Angeles, Dwight. And no pressure next season or anything like that to win.

Perusing Yahoo’s New Website

The front page of, launched Tuesday night by Yahoo! Sports in partnership with, looks great. The subtle grey-blue background and large photo-graphics skeins will no doubt pop on the iPad.

On the other hand, it’s strange that the website has nothing up on the front page at press time (other than a throwaway poll question) about the bad-karma LeBron James tweet heard around the NBA. Also, we’re not sure why the photo slides across the board do not include the names of article authors.

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