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Kobe Bryant viewed Dwight Howard leaving Lakers in free agency as ‘a positive’

Much has been written about the poor relationship that existed between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard during their ill-fated season together in Los Angeles. To sum it up as succinctly and politely as possible, Bryant is ruthlessly competitive, whereas Howard prefers to take a much lighter approach. The reality is that from a personality standpoint, Howard simply didn’t fit in...
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Report: Kobe viewed Dwight Howard's departure as 'positive'

Kobe Bryant seems to be pretty pissed off these days. Although the Black Mamba claims certain things don’t bother him, you can tell by his psychotic work ethic and responses to media questions that the 36 year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard has a chip on his shoulder. Bryant, who’s never had an issue with speaking his opinion, has once again let his thoughts be known on ESPN and...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Will Harden and Howard prove to be winners in Houston?

Editor's note: This is the 23nd of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Dwight Howard; PF Terrence Jones; SF Trevor Ariza; SG James Harden; PG Patrick Beverly. Key Reserves F Jeff Adrien; F Donatas Motiejunas; SF Francisco Garcia; PF-C Joey Dorsey; G Jason Terry; G Troy Daniels; SF Kostas Papanikolaou; PF Josh Powell; PG Ish Smith...
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Rockets News: Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard 'ready' for MVP season

Dwight Howard has had high expectations the moment his name was announced with the first pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Now, reports have one of his coaches with the Houston Rockets calling Howard “ready” for an MVP-caliber season.By Jose Garcia, c/o Wikimedia CommonsIt’s important to note the coach mentioning Howard in the MVP conversation is Hakeem Olajuwon, a former MVP center...
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Fantasy NBA Basketball: Mock Keeper Draft - the Dwight Howard edition

I recently had a keeper draft in Yahoo. I really wanted one of the first three picks in the first round to have a chance at drafting the beast, Anthony Davis. But alas, the fantasy gods did not favor me that day, and I got the 8th pick. This is when I decided to go full "Dwight Howard" mode on my league.Best advice I have for your #fantasybasketball draft is this: Go...
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Dwight Howard And 1st Team All NBA Picks

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Dwight Howard And 1st Team All NBA Picks By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff.. G: Chris Paul There are a few individuals who can conceivably challenge Paul as the best PG in the league, but it’s unlikely anyone will take that distinction away. Paul’s multi-dimensional scoring and passing make him a great leader for the...
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Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

For the second consecutive season, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t expected to do much this year as they find themselves in a rebuilding phase. ESPN The Magazine’s Henry Abbott put the blame for the Lakers’ recent misfortunes on the star largely responsible for their success in the 2000s — Kobe Bryant. Abbott says the Lakers’ lack of big name free agent acquisitions and Dwight...
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Dwight Howard could have MVP season

After several years of changing teams and battling injuries, Dwight Howard is finally healthy again. For the first time since the 2010-2011 season, Howard is pain-free and ready to become the dominating presence he once was. Howard is back to his jovial ways, and Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard is ready for a monster year. Via “He’s healthy. He...
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Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Type Season

Dwight Howard looks healthy and injury free during this training camp.  The Rockets big man has looked so good that a legend from years past believes Howard can dethrone Kevin Durant for league MVP. Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard will have an MVP-type season. “I played at a time when were so many players that could win the MVP each year — Michael Jordan...
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Dwight Howard has a documentary coming out on EPIX

So Dwight Howard is going to have a documentary about his life. This little feature may clear up misconceptions about him. Here’s the trailer of the documentary that’s going to premiere on November 12th on EPIX. Dwight Howard has gotten a bad rap over the past couple of years but let’s also note that he did try to play through a back injury in that ill-fated 2012-13 season...
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