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09:38 AM ET 06.30 | Handicapping the Dwight Howard sweepstakes: In the end, Houston will wind up getting Howard, as many signs are indicating. As much as the Lakers want to re-sign Howard, it appears he doesn't want to deal with the demands of playing in Los Angeles. He's expected to win titles, something Kobe Bryant has reminded him of from time to time, and Howard has shown over the years that he just isn't wired to compete at that high level. But the Lakers will still make their best pitch, which starts with having a $30 million advantage over the Rockets and every other team that will begin recruiting Howard late Sunday night. He can't sign with anyone until July 10, but can come to a verbal agreement once recruiting starts. The Lakers have already told Howard that he will get the torch from Bryant, whenever their all-time leading scorer decides to retire.

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June 30, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Nobody cares bro.............

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June 30, 2013  10:28 AM ET

The Lakers Are In A Free-Fall, Bros.

June 30, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Blah... Blah... Blah...

June 30, 2013  10:44 AM ET

The Lakers are confused or just contradicting themselves. They put up a sign for D12 to stay but yet they reassured that Dumbtonie will be the coach in the upcoming season. They're giving Dumbtonie a preseason to work with.

June 30, 2013  10:49 AM ET

What? He's leaving L.A.? I hadn't heard (S) <-- sarcasm button

Well, I'll still continue to pull for my team and not bash anyone elses. Because... that's what fans do!

June 30, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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Nobody cares bro.............

I care....no wait I don't

June 30, 2013  11:07 AM ET

"He's expected to win titles, something Kobe Bryant has reminded him of from time to time, and Howard has shown over the years that he just isn't wired to compete at that high level"

If he's expected to win titles, surely LA is NOT the place right now to be. Article FULL of contradictions, just like the LA messaging has been. Weak!

June 30, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Howard will always be the weak link on any team he plays. He can't play the final minutes of any important games. His team would have be up by double figures with 2 minutes left in the game for him to be on the floor.

June 30, 2013  11:17 AM ET

Why are the Lakers chasing after a lover that doesn't want them. Just let go LA this woman doesn't want you any more so stop calling and sending messages and messengers she's gone.

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June 30, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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Come on.....that's ridiculousHe led the magic to 50 win seasons and a finals already.

7th game of the finals, tied game with 10 seconds left.Where will Howard be? On the bench!!

June 30, 2013  11:30 AM ET
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Why are the Lakers chasing after a lover that doesn't want them. Just let go LA this woman doesn't want you any more so stop calling and sending messages and messengers she's gone.

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June 30, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Why are the Lakers chasing after a lover that doesn't want them. Just let go LA this woman doesn't want you any more so stop calling and sending messages and messengers she's gone.

[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-wgIht3roA???[/youtube]





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June 30, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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Needs lessons on how to post youtube

June 30, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Why are the Lakers chasing after a lover that doesn't want them. Just let go LA this woman doesn't want you any more so stop calling and sending messages and messengers she's gone.

One more time










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June 30, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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3 strikes and you're out!

June 30, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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Needs lessons on how to post youtube

It's too late for that.

June 30, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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3 strikes and you're out!

Ouch

 
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