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.