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Howard, Paul tried to team up in 2009

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02:35 PM ET 11.02 | Those that grew tired over the year-long drama of Dwight Howard's trade demands will be even more annoyed to learn that the saga goes all the way back to 2009. Howard and Chris Paul had apparently talked about teaming up as far back as then, they each confirmed to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears. They each tried to get the other to force a trade to their existing team, then settled on the Dallas Mavericks as a third club. However, Howard wavered on his commitment, and Paul eventually was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. One source told Yahoo! that Paul is still upset that Howard wasn't more decisive with his trade request.

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November 2, 2012  02:57 PM ET

F Howard. DBg!!!

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November 2, 2012  03:46 PM ET
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The photo for this is downright adorable.

They look like they're teaming up just fine.

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November 2, 2012  05:18 PM ET
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Agreed. No need for CP3 to even pack.

Does that mean Nash is done?

November 2, 2012  05:23 PM ET
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Does that mean Nash is done?

Alfie, Nash was done last year!!!

November 2, 2012  05:23 PM ET
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Agreed. No need for CP3 to even pack.

SHOWTIME!!

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November 2, 2012  05:24 PM ET
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Catch the game last night, Russ?Westbrick was 6 of 21. He had 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 TO's.

I Must Break You!! Rocky Movie!!

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November 2, 2012  05:25 PM ET
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I Must Break You!! Rocky Movie!!

Alfalfa!!

November 2, 2012  05:26 PM ET
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CREEPER!!!

Lines are lo-ooong as hell at the gas stations thats opened.....most are closed no generator!!

November 2, 2012  05:26 PM ET
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They look like they're teaming up just fine.

The Bishop!

November 2, 2012  05:26 PM ET
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Howard and Paul will both be Hawks next year

Huh?

November 2, 2012  05:41 PM ET
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Lines are lo-ooong as hell at the gas stations thats opened.....most are closed no generator!!

But you have internet and us, what more do you need?

 
November 2, 2012  05:41 PM ET
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They look like they're teaming up just fine.

Its the Buddy System!!!

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