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SPORTS MINUTE WITH @MARGOLTL-DWIGHT HOWARD A LAKER?

Sports Minute with Margo

I have wrestled with this for quite sometime now. Should the Lakers trade Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard? For some it seemed to be a no-brainer, but every since the announcement from Dwight(last year) that he wanted to be traded I have not been so gung ho to see this happen.

1. My first problem is even with a torn meniscus in 2009, Andrew Bynum played decently enough to help the Lakers defeat the Magic with Howard in the Finals.

2. Next problem is contrary to what most think, Andrew Bynum is better than Howard definitely on the offensive end, even though I have to admit that what makes Dwight great is he plays hard on both ends on the floor.

3. Dwight Howard DOES NOT WANT TO BE A LAKER. I don’t want anyone playing on the Lakers who do not want to be there.

At first it was hard for me to believe Stephen A Smith when he said that D12 reason for not coming to the Lakers is because he doesn’t want to have to follow in the great tradition that LA has for centers. You the likes of Mikan, Chamberlin, Oneal etc, he want to create his own legacy somewhere such as Brooklyn. That’s COWARDLY to me. Why? Because in Orlando you have already placed yourself in the record books. Sure to be a first ballot hall of fame player. So why are you afraid?
Then he says he wants to be the go to guy at the end of the games..but you shoot 50% at the stripe…seriously…every big man needs a 2 guard that can play the game…uh and he would have a 5time champion!

Now let’s talk about all the back & forth. It has taken him NO WHERE! The guy alledging he was ”blackmailed” by the Magic into signing his extension. SMH. So being told that the Magic will take the Laker deal is blackmail now…oh Dwight how the mighty has fallen in the eyes of sports fans. No wonder the Nets moved on.

Nonetheless IF this deal goes down, I will be forced to root for him, simply because he wearing that Purple & Gold, but this situation is ridiculous.

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[SPORTS] LAKERS TRADE RUMOR: GASOL/BYNUM FOR HOWARD?

In the midst of this NBA All-Star weekend, a trade rumor broke out (Peter Vecey) stating that the Orlando Magic turned down the Lakers offer of Bynum for Howard straight up, but are willing to restructure the deal in order to trade their superstar center. What type of restructuring you are asking? Well, the Magic has made it no secret that the only way they would trade D12 to the Lakers is if they (Lakers) would be willing to part with both of their All-Star big men, so that includes Pau Gasol, according to John Cherwa (LA Times).

Let me just say this, NOOOOO. I really hope the Lakers will not do this deal. Right now they have all the leverage. The Magic will not find another team that can even come close to value as for as players go, if they trade him elsewhere. The New Jersey Nets only big man, Brooke Lopez, even with an injured Bynum is nowhere near his talent level. Honestly Bynum and Howard balance out for me simply because Bynum is better offensively, and Howard is better defensively.

People continue to talk about an injury prone Bynum, yet he does not describe what the true meaning of injury prone is to me, that title goes to a player such as Greg Oden. Not to disrespect Oden, but the injuries that Drew has obtained throughout his career were legit, like coming down on a players foot, or Kobe literally running into his knee head first. And at 7’1, 280, yeah that’s a recipe for disaster. Drew is playing his first injury free season, and his production is way up. People also forget he is averaging 16pts/13rbs with a superstar on his team. Meaning he doesn’t get the ball that often. So, I just hope the Lakers are not desperate and really look at the big picture.

UPDATE: The Magic will throw in Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkaglou as well. So the Magic would get Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, and the Lakers would receive, Dwight Howard, Hedo, and Jameer. Heck it looks like they should have just traded Kobe to Orlando…smh. Didn’t our team defeat that team in the championship..oh but our bench was much stronger then..lol.

Ah I’m up in the air on this one. I know the Lakers have to look to the post Kobe era, just not sure this will elevate us to the top? What you guys think?

 

Kobe Bryant and Matt Barnes Get Into It

Kobe isn’t even flinching.

 

GREGORY SMALL INTERVIEW KOBE AT ALL-STAR GAME (DWIGHT HOWARD?)

 In this interview…you see Kobe ask a young man if he met “Superman” Dwight Howard, then begins to say something to Dwight…like “remember what I told you” and then says: I’ll talk to you. Now this is PROBABLY NOTHING AT ALL..but hey I’m Lakers fan…so I like to say “what if” …lol. What if Dwight does a “full” Shaq? They can’t win the title, he comes to LA? My oh my! Hey it’s fun to dream, right?
Kobe could have just been giving the youngster some advice about Shaquille, and his whole acting “childish” about the Superman moniker. If we want to get technical it belongs to actor “Christopher Reeves” who played the original Superman, way back when.

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Posted by on June 29, 2009 in basketball, CHAMPIONS, LAKERS, MAGIC, NBA

 
 
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