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Kobe Bryant will lead Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard

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08:05 PM ET 06.30 | The Dwight Howard sweepstakes has once again begun. As if we didn't go through enough of this last offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to try and lead the pack when it comes to landing the services of Dwight Howard, only this time they can approach his acquisition as a sales pitch rather than a trade proposal. According to Yahoo! Sports, Kobe Bryant will lead the Lakers' pitch plea to Dwight Howard in an effort to get him to sign with the team. Bryant seems like he'll be key in bringing Howard back. Other teams can sell money and the chance at a title, Bryant can sell his own legacy, playing along side him, building the team around Howard to prepare to take over for him as the king of LA and can also offer him more money than any of the other teams in the running.

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June 30, 2013  11:15 PM ET

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July 1, 2013  02:45 AM ET

I wish DH12 would sign with the Lakers for another season, the drama was just agonizingly fun to watch as LA struggled to even make the playoffs.

July 1, 2013  07:02 AM ET

What will Kobe say? Honest Howard I won't call you names if you come back.

July 1, 2013  07:24 AM ET

You had your chance Kobe. You think Dwight will believe you this time?

July 1, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Not sure why Howard would want to sign up for 4 or 5 years of the same stuff he put up with last year...we know Kobe will play for that long, at least. Run Howard, run!!!

July 1, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Not sure why Howard would want to sign up for 4 or 5 years of the same stuff he put up with last year...we know Kobe will play for that long, at least. Run Howard, run!!!

We don't know what Mitch said to Dwight last night when Kobe wasn't there.

Maybe that's why he met Dwight without Kobe...

July 1, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Choose Your Words Carefully, Bro.

July 1, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Not sure why Howard would want to sign up for 4 or 5 years of the same stuff he put up with last year...we know Kobe will play for that long, at least. Run Howard, run!!!

Nothing would surprise with Howard. Infact my personal opinion is that he WILL re-sign, since that's the most illogical thing to do!! And then **** about the team, the coach, the fans, lack of touches for the next 5 years. But LA will be assured of no rings for the next 5 years if he re-signs.

July 1, 2013  04:19 PM ET

Move on cause those are Dwight's plans.! Should have inked Phil when you had the chance.

July 1, 2013  10:34 PM ET
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We don't know what Mitch said to Dwight last night when Kobe wasn't there. Maybe that's why he met Dwight without Kobe...

Mitch needs to replace D'Antoni w/ Stan Van Bundy or amnesty KoMe in order to re-sign D12. No change=waving good bye to him.

 
July 2, 2013  03:32 PM ET

Hope Mitch told him they running the triangle and gonna fire Mike, he is NOT the right coach for these Lakers. You have Nash Kobe Gasol & Howard you should not be running up and down the court just jacking jumpers, smh, just get a defensive minded coach that understand what he have in his players

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