don’t worry about the Dwight trade. the lakers have dug so deep to get the best out of the kobe era that once kobe and nash are done, with the new CBA that will get tighter by that time, and the fact that they are so far over the cap limit that they have screwed their future. And no 1st round picks for 6 yrs don’t help either. They will be dominant for a good 3 yrs but after that they are in trouble. And howard may not even resign with them.
WTF. Go to 4:50, CP3 is CLEARLY OVER THE FT LINE.
These refs are getting more ridiculous each year.
Anything to keep cp3 happy and resign next year. The refs are even buying into the clippers ownership philosophy.
The CBA makes it more financially appealing for teams to resign with their teams. I’m not worried about CP3 leaving, besides, Bledsoe played better against the Spurs in the playoffs. Bottom line! So now that Howard is a Laker. Can we boot DeMote to the Lakers Blog now !!!
players to resign I meant aorry
can we please have some Blake griffin, KIA, Nike, and Gatorade commercials when the computer calls time out. lol
Who would have thought the centerpiece of the howard trade would have been Afflalo!?
Orlando really screwed up. Clippers could have given them a much better deal.
I don’t know aaron affallo isn’t a bad player. He was averaging about 18 the latter half of the season. If he continues to improve since he had been doing since arriving in denver, it could turn out to be a pretty decent trade for Orlando. But that houston deal was so much better.
We could not have taken on the bad contracts or given them the same kind of picks. They basically offloaded every bad deal and old player they had
No way we could have done that by ourselves.
Orlando sucks! Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic umm.. ok.
The Lake show getting help like always.
Expect some good games between these two teams! Can’t wait! Go Clipps!
Orlando is trying to tank to rebuild through the draft. In the NBA, it is best to either be really good and be a title contender year each year or to suck for a few years and build through the draft like OKC and SAS. Being a good team that gets loses in the first or second round of the playoffs every year is something teams don’t want.
The Lakers completely suck!
How unfortunate, Howard expected to miss the start of the season.
Big question is will Kobe wait until after the playoffs to wreck Howard’s current relationship. It is his ex or current wife that’s on basketball wifes. She’ll get along great with Vanessa
I do not have any doubt that Orlando is the worst sports organization or D. Stern has promised them something big. Houston and Nets deals were better than the one they have now. Now that they have Howard they will fire Brown by January and bring back Phil Jackson. Was Demote included in this trade?
Yeah, I wonder if you can bet money in sports books on Orlando winning the Lottery next year.
It is so sad Fakers need four allstars to win . But dont worry…Next year dwight will not sign with a 40 year old steve nash , 35 year old kobe , and 34 year old gasol (at least i hope) . We are still winning the season series Clippernation .
The Clippers blew it. So did Orlando.
The Magic get four mediocre or less players who all were drafted very late in the first round, and they get three draft picks that also will be late first round and are probably off in the future. They got nothing but junk for the second best player in the NBA.
They got rid of Richardson’s 3 year $18 million contract but they still have Turkoglu’s at 2 year $25 million.
Two of the players they got are on rookie deals, but Afflalo (who is very mediocre at best) has a four year guarenteed contract for $32 million. Harrington is on a three year $22 million deal but at least the last two years are only 50% guarenteed.
That’s not putting themselves in a position to rebuild successfully. It’s putting themselves in a position that nothing good will come out of.
Dwight Howard will play four games against DeAndre Jordan. How painful to watch are those going to be? Then he might play four more against him in a 1:8 matchup in the playoffs.
Lakers, Thunder, Spurs, Mavericks will have homecourt advantage in the playoffs.
Memphis, Warriors, Nuggets and Clippers will be playing them in the first round.
Wrong, Dwight Howard is playing 2 games against the Clippers because he’s coming back from back surgery. That shows how much you don’t really follow basketball. You are such a troll.
Of the eight teams that will make the playoffs in the Western conference next season, only one of the eight has a really terrible center who will get destroyed by the other seven centers in the Western conference playoffs.
You mean Kendrick Perkins?
Wow! How eloquent DeMote. After writing more then 10 Volumes of material on Howard/Clippers trade scenarios and how the Lakers had no chance to aquire Howard, this is the best you can do ?
Now before we go and get all depresed because the Fakers got D12, they did lose Bynum who has hurt us in his own way previously. However, I have HAD the same operation as Howard, the FIRST being in 2006. The second in 2009, and most recently had my third one in June this year. I know exactly how hard it is to recover from these surgeries! Yes, I am 10 years older than Howard, but at the time (’06) I was still playing top level ball. I haven’t ben able to jump or run since. Let’s just wait and see how well he recovers before we get too excited (either rightly or wrongly) about the effect Howard will have on the Lakers.
And remember, they may all bring their own ball to training, but they can only play with one in a game!
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