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Posts Tagged ‘Ira Bostick’

This Just In: Sportswriters Have No Idea Where Dwight Howard Will Be Playing Next Season

There is no shortage of speculative coverage about whether Lakers center Dwight Howard will return to the purple and gold in 2013-14. It’s fuel for the [f]ire known as sports talk radio, Internet blog Web and newspaper sports sections.

Just like Oscar season, just like who might buy the LA Times, the Howard huzzah started immediately and has not stopped. Even though there’s nothing much new and tangible to base it all on. Here’s how Mark Medina contextualized the matter for the Los Angeles Daily News:

A source familiar with Howard’s thinking says he plans to test free agency and has considered the Lakers, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Golden State…

The source added Howard’s main concern involves “what team he feels has the best chance to win championships, has the best team and system around him.” The source also stressed Howard has not and will not ask the Lakers to make any moves on his behalf… Either way, Howard can’t officially re-sign until July 10 when a moratorium on NBA business is lifted.

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Lakers Coach Narrowly Avoids World’s Most Embarrassing Hamstring Injury

ESPN.com LA Lakers blogger Brian Kamenetzky caught up via telephone last week with coach Mike Brown. He leads off the Q&A article with a most obvious question – what was Brown’s reaction when he first heard about the Dwight Howard trade?

Turns out coach got a little contorted upon being told by general manager Mitch Kupchak that against all odds, even if it turns out to be only for a year, the Lakers obtained Howard without having to give up Pau Gasol:

“I got a little excited. I tried to jump up and down, but my mind was telling me to do something that my body wouldn’t allow me to do. I almost pulled my hamstring sitting down. I don’t know if that’s ever happened to anybody, but I was so excited that my leg tensed up. I almost tore my hamstring. So I got up slowly and gave him and Jim Buss a hug.”

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