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    Dwight wanted Kobe/D'Antoni out in order to stay?

    Talks with various people close to the situation make it clear there were two prerequisites for Dwight Howard to remain a Laker:
    fire Mike D'Antoni and amnesty, or at the very least muzzle, Kobe Bryant. As audacious as that might sound, it doesn't come without precedent in Lakers' history. When Kobe re-upped in 2004, it coincided with Shaq being shipped to Miami and Phil Jackson being let go. Of course, Kobe didn't have to pressure the team braintrust -- Mitch Kupchak and Jerry and Jim Buss -- to make those moves, since Dr. Buss, in particular, was done with both Shaq and Phil at the time. The Lakers apparently asked Dwight to be patient on both fronts for at least another season, telling him "hey, you're going to have to gut this out another year," a source said, although it sounds as if VP of basketball ops Jim Buss isn't ready to abandon Kobe anytime soon. "Dwight didn't want to play with Kobe for 2-3 more years," Buss said. "I'm going to stand behind Kobe because of his history with the franchise." It would seem, then, with all that happened, the Lakers had the wherewithal to keep Howard if they had desired; they simply found the price too high.
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    Can I say this to everyone especially to amos1er I TOLD YOU SO especially about Dwight stupid demands. F HIM.

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    Fock you Dwight Howard!

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    Ditto boys...F...U Dwight! You don't have the right to wear the P & G. You have no heart and no loyalty to any team but team Dwight. Houston will see your true colors and so will your teammates . Once our athleticism goes and it will you will be a 3rd string center at best. We don't dump and turn our backs on legends like Kobe who gave their heart and soul to this franchise during the good and bad times. Shaq was right about you. Shaq was always Superman period no discussion needed. Shaq had heart like Kobe. They are Lakers for life. You think Phil would have put up with your BS? It was a blessing in disguise cause now were building up our bench setting up for 2014 and yes with players proud to wear the P & G. What you don't understand is that you have to earn the right and you have earned nothing. Kobe has rings Lebron has rings because they worked for it.

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    B***h Made!!!
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    Lol, Dwight is going to be pissed that Buss finally came out and said this. But I'm glad.

    Dwight, again, isn't a player that you want to be your number 1 option. And this attitude of his makes it even more not worth dealing with him.

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    F. Dwight.. Hope you don't do the same in houston if thing didn't work out..

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    LoL. Seriously, I mean, can anybody even remotely imagine Lebron in the same situation *demanding* that Kobe be removed from the team?

    Or could you imagine CP3 or Westbrook or Durant or Garnett or Aldridge or Deron or Carmelo or Wade or any of those guys demanding that Kobe Bryant be removed from the team in order to stay? Why the hell would they, ever? Kobe is a champion and the ultimate teammate, 5 rings, everyone's favorite on the Olympic team... Dwight has got problems yo

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    Fck dwight, he can go to hell, he has no right of demanding anything, particulary about a legend like Kobe.

    a called dominant center who can only make one predictable robotic move isn't a franchise player.

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    Good Job Buss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco007 View Post
    Talks with various people close to the situation make it clear there were two prerequisites for Dwight Howard to remain a Laker:
    fire Mike D'Antoni and amnesty, or at the very least muzzle, Kobe Bryant. As audacious as that might sound, it doesn't come without precedent in Lakers' history. When Kobe re-upped in 2004, it coincided with Shaq being shipped to Miami and Phil Jackson being let go. Of course, Kobe didn't have to pressure the team braintrust -- Mitch Kupchak and Jerry and Jim Buss -- to make those moves, since Dr. Buss, in particular, was done with both Shaq and Phil at the time. The Lakers apparently asked Dwight to be patient on both fronts for at least another season, telling him "hey, you're going to have to gut this out another year," a source said, although it sounds as if VP of basketball ops Jim Buss isn't ready to abandon Kobe anytime soon. "Dwight didn't want to play with Kobe for 2-3 more years," Buss said. "I'm going to stand behind Kobe because of his history with the franchise." It would seem, then, with all that happened, the Lakers had the wherewithal to keep Howard if they had desired; they simply found the price too high.
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    The differnce being that the FO in both instances made the correct decision....DH is a good player, he is far from being a franchise player since he has absolutely no leadership skills...Franchise players have what some refer to as "IT" and DH certainly can't even spell "IT".

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    If I am not mistaken, aren't there reports/rumors that he is already causing issues in Houston (I think that Houston is experimenting on playing him at PF since he does not want to run P&R there too.) First Bynum, now D12, we've dodged 2 bullets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sssmush View Post
    LoL. Seriously, I mean, can anybody even remotely imagine Lebron in the same situation *demanding* that Kobe be removed from the team?

    Or could you imagine CP3 or Westbrook or Durant or Garnett or Aldridge or Deron or Carmelo or Wade or any of those guys demanding that Kobe Bryant be removed from the team in order to stay? Why the hell would they, ever? Kobe is a champion and the ultimate teammate, 5 rings, everyone's favorite on the Olympic team... Dwight has got problems yo
    Champion yes, ultimate teammate absolutely not.

    You say "imagine if player X" did this, what the reaction would be --- Kobe ran Shaq and Phil out of town. The exact same ****.

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    everyone knew he wanted Mike D'Antoni gone but requesting Kobe gone too was just stupid! Kobe who proved that he could still play and sell?
    there are better centers out there, LAL should call SAC about DC, he will be the perfect fit in this system and can learn to be a pro from Kobe.
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    Eagles offseason:
    [] Hire new coaching staff
    [] Restructure Mike Vick
    [] Sign/draft Starting OLineman
    [] Sign/draft physical cornerbacks
    [] Sign/draft Starting Safeties
    [] Sign/draft Big WR
    [] Sign veteran Safety

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    screw Dwight Howard. The guy has no offensive post moves to save his life. He has no right to make any of these demands. Good riddance to this overrated player, Lakers better off. We won't have to watch him shoot 20 damn free throws, missing 15 of them.

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