2013 NBA free agency: Early roundup and notes

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

As the 2013 NBA free agency period opened on July 1, most of the chatter surrounded Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. That has continued even as other teams make their moves and players start new journeys with different franchises. The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers ...

Rapper Slim Thug tries to get Dwight Howard to Houston Rockets

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Could the biggest free agency decision in the NBA this offseason be determined by the persuasive powers of a gentleman named Slim Thug? Maybe -- like Kevin Garnett once said, anything is possiiiiiiiblllllllle. Houston-bred rapper Slim Thug took to Twitter on Monday in an attempt to convince Dwight Howard to sign ...

Steve Nash says he’s not close to retirement

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Steve Nash has had a rough first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-time NBA MVP has missed 32 games due to various injuries throughout the year and at 39 years old his body may simply be breaking down. But Nash insists he's not even close to considering retirement. The ...

Dwight Howard becomes youngest to 9,000 rebounds

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The big news Wednesday night was that the Los Angeles Lakers earned the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 overtime win against the Houston Rockets. But a story that largely went under the radar was that Lakers center Dwight Howard became the youngest player in ...

Dwight Howard visited Kobe Bryant in hospital twice on Saturday

Monday, April 15th, 2013

For almost all of the 2012-13 NBA season the media has repeated the narrative that Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant don't like each other. While plenty of evidence suggested otherwise and everyone has repeatedly denied a rift, the press has continually pushed that story. We may finally be able to ...

Video: Dwight Howard’s perfect block on Robin Lopez

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

In case you haven't heard by now, the Los Angeles Lakers staged an incredible, emotional comeback against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. The Lakers trailed by as much as 25 points in the game, and finished the contest on a 20-0 run to pull of an improbable 108-102 ...

Josh Smith says Dwight Howard is too loyal to leave Lakers

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has known Dwight Howard since they were kids and played on the same AAU team. On Sunday Smith weighed on on the center's future before the Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers tangled at Staples Center. He claimed Howard was simply too loyal to leave the ...

Video: Kobe Bryant posterizes Josh Smith in Lakers win

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers finally got back to .500 on Sunday night with a 99-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks. It was a hard-fought victory on the NBA's "Noche Latina" during which "Los Lakers" relied heavily on superstar guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant was spectacular, scoring 34 points, while adding six rebounds, ...