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Howard aired D'Antoni grievances with Lakers

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07:11 AM ET 05.21 | Dwight Howard hasn't talked much publicly lately, but he has apparently said plenty to the Lakers. [Howard] made his feelings about Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni known before starting his offseason. ... [Howard was one of several Lakers] to have an extended separate meeting with the GM after his exit interview with both Kupchak and D'Antoni, multiple sources confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, part of the discussion between Howard and Kupchak centered around Howard's frustration with D'Antoni -- particularly how the center felt marginalized as the coach looked to Bryant and Steve Nash for leadership and suggestions and discounted Howard's voice.

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May 21, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Good sign for the Lakers fans. This would mean that Uncle Dumbtonie will be fired if Howard stays.

May 21, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Cant day I'm not surprised...

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May 21, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Dwight complaining...
What a Shock!

May 21, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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"IT'S KOBE'S FAULT!!!"

Fixed.

May 21, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Of course that two faced coward would wait until D'Antoni was out of the room to voice his complaints. Anyone remember Van Gundy calling him out to reporters about wanting to be traded, then Howard came out and acted like his buddy? Despite his talent, Howard is a bad person.

May 21, 2013  08:28 AM ET

"particularly how the center felt marginalized as the coach looked to Bryant and Steve Nash for leadership and suggestions and discounted Howard's voice."

This was probably because they are older veterans that might have more insight than Howard. That's not necessarily a bad thing; however, if LA brass overlooks Howard's feelings on D'A and he leaves, they have nobody to blame but themselves.

Howard to Houston.

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May 21, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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These are Dwight's prime years. He should stop wasting them being Kobe's ball boy. Harden is young also. Go team up with him and Lee and build something in Houston.

If he's got any sense, he will.

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May 21, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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No matter what it's a bad fit with Kobe there. He needs to get away from him.Kobe fans already hate him so he shouldn't worry about what they think.

Just as long as Kobe is there, it will always be his team. It will be the worse decision in his life if he stays in LA. He is not wanted there and he is not happy there. If fans think he doesn't have an offensive game than he will never have any if he stays there. Don't tell me that after so many years in the league these fanatics finally figures out the he finally have an offensive game. It's blind homerism at it's finest. It's like how they see Kobe. They think that he walks on water.

May 21, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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These are Dwight's prime years. He should stop wasting them being Kobe's ball boy. Harden is young also. Go team up with him and Lee and build something in Houston.

How much money does Charlotte have. They're about to become the Hornets again. Dwight and CP3 in the old school Hornets jersey would look sharp. They could resurrect the team.

I used to love me some Hornets with Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Dell Curry, Muggsy Bogues, and Kendall Gill back in the day.

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