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LightsOut 02-05-2012 01:34 AM

Kobe fucked up LOL
 
The Los Angeles Lakers were thought to be the team Dwight Howard favored most when he requested a trade from the Orlando Magic. While the Lakers were easily the team Howard thought about most in the summer, his desire to play for the Lakers changed after a conversation with Kobe Bryant, a source said.

Howard envisioned going to the Lakers and forming a devastating one-two punch with Bryant. But Bryant had other plans for how Howard would be incorporated into the Lakers.

Bryant told Howard that he wanted him to come to Los Angeles and help him win two more championships, but not as an understudy. He wanted Howard to be the team's third option behind himself and Pau Gasol, according to a source. Bryant tried to sell Howard on being his "Tyson Chandler" and made it clear that Los Angeles would be his, but only once Bryant decided he was done playing.

Howard was turned off by the idea.

Howard stated that there was "no way" he would give up everything he has in Orlando to go to the Lakers and be the third option, a source close to the situation said. Howard certainly wouldn’t mind being a third piece on a star-studded team, similar to the situations in Miami and Boston. However, he was turned off by Bryant's presentation as it suggested something totally different.

The feeling is so strong, in fact, that Howard's representatives have informed the Lakers that Howard would not sign an extension if they trade for him this season, according to a source. The only two teams with a realistic chance at signing Howard long-term are the New Jersey Nets and Orlando Magic.
Via Jarrod Rudolph/RealGM

Read more: Lakers Slip In Pursuit Of Dwight Howard - RealGM Wiretap

Lakers Slip In Pursuit Of Dwight Howard - RealGM Wiretap

bjjs 02-05-2012 01:38 AM

bs

Kirby 02-05-2012 01:39 AM

I'll just stay quiet.
I don't believe this is real.

bjjs 02-05-2012 01:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 609710)
I'll just stay quiet.
I don't believe this is real.

I saw what you initially wrote. You believed it, hook, line and sinker.

Kirby 02-05-2012 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjjs (Post 609711)
I saw what you initially wrote. You believed it, hook, line and sinker.

then I read it carefully...

there's a reason I got rid of it.

edit: I had also just watched the Lakers v Jazz game. I hope you see where I was coming from.

LightsOut 02-05-2012 01:59 AM

would be super funny if true, made me laugh either way

ValanciunasFanboy 02-05-2012 06:47 AM

rofl.
actually, it makes sense. on a Kobe/ Dwight / Pau team, Dwight SHOULD be the 3rd option.
Pau is such an amazing passer, you have involve Pau heavily into every possession. Even just so he can pass it to Dwight half the time.

but lol at this sales pitch.... you don't say Dwight "you'll be Tyson Chandler".

LX 02-05-2012 08:38 AM

I would hope Dwight isn't so dumb that he can't see for himself that there wouldn't be a lot there in the long term.

Alex 02-05-2012 09:48 AM

I can believe that haha

dfunkie1 02-05-2012 10:28 AM

if it's true, dwight will never be a winner

LX 02-05-2012 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackson Filth (Post 609762)
if it's true, dwight will never be a winner

Good point. It would be a perfect role for him for a few years. He would probably just as soon be an NBA Tebow.

jeffb 02-05-2012 10:45 AM

Did he actually think he was going to be the #1 guy ahead of Kobe?

m5racer 02-05-2012 11:43 AM

Good, I like this idea. There is all ready too many superpowers in the NBA, keep Howard in Orlando where their best chances of going to the finals were about 3 years ago.

Don Vito 02-05-2012 12:28 PM

He isn't going to L.A to play behind Gasol, that is just nonsensical. The most dominant big in the NBA should be a #1 option in the middle.

LX 02-05-2012 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 609796)
He isn't going to L.A to play behind Gasol, that is just nonsensical. The most dominant big in the NBA should be a #1 option in the middle.

He would be paying beside Gasol and be able to help get a much better offensive repotoire of Gasol's off. And he would win.


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