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Lakers #STAYD12 campaign opens in L.A.

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07:09 AM ET 06.27 | So much for playing hard-to-get. The Los Angeles Lakers want Dwight Howard to re-sign and don't care who knows it. The team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center on Wednesday with a photo of Howard and one message: "Stay." The sign is one of "six or seven" billboards the Lakers plan on putting up in "various key locations" in order to try to woo the free agent to be, according to team spokesman John Black. The Lakers also unveiled a billboard above Hollywood Boulevard with the same message. Both signs include the hashtag "STAYD12," hoping the message catches on through social media. Black said the team will also take out a full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times.

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June 27, 2013  07:42 AM ET

They got this place in Brooklyn?

June 27, 2013  07:43 AM ET

Glad I'm not a Laker fan bro.

June 27, 2013  07:56 AM ET

As was noted yesterday... Dr. buss would have never stooped to this.


Man - Jim Buss sure has messed up this team.

June 27, 2013  08:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

As was noted yesterday... Dr. buss would have never stooped to this. Man - Jim Buss sure has messed up this team.

nope...he would have shipped players out to make one happy

June 27, 2013  08:06 AM ET
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As was noted yesterday... Dr. buss would have never stooped to this. Man - Jim Buss sure has messed up this team.

Its the age of technology and robots.....Be shiny sparkly things is what attracts kids these days....Never mind the substance. Its big and shiny....

June 27, 2013  08:07 AM ET
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Its the age of technology and robots.....Be shiny sparkly things is what attracts kids these days....Never mind the substance. Its big and shiny....

Its the age of technology and robots.....BIG shiny sparkly things is what attracts kids these days....Never mind the substance. Its big and shiny....

June 27, 2013  08:10 AM ET

And it starts.........

June 27, 2013  08:11 AM ET

LAD won't like this!

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June 27, 2013  08:20 AM ET
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nope...he would have shipped players out to make one happy

Yep.

June 27, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Niiiiiiccccceeee! They forgot to put PLEASE in front of STAY...lol

Where's the statue that comes with the sign?

June 27, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Damn this is the state of affairs now? The apple has fallen very far from the tree.

June 27, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Come on Lakers. You're better than this. Maintain some dignity!

June 27, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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I will tell you what would've been way more effective than a billboard.....Firing mike DA

D'antoni should go the way of the dodo bird...and Flip Saunders.

June 27, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Come on Lakers. You're better than this. Maintain some dignity!

Used to be...

June 27, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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Damn this is the state of affairs now? The apple has fallen very far from the tree.

You said that right! That apple is so far away it's morphed into a grape.

June 27, 2013  08:47 AM ET

This just proves that they didn't do a great job w/ that 1 year they had him. 1 freaking year of courting and it comes down to this lowly sign...lol

June 27, 2013  08:50 AM ET

This just in from Chris Broussard. Dwight is not resigning w/ the Lakers...

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June 27, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Listening to Mike & Mike and they are saying he won't sign with the Lakers

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