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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Dwight Howard opens up on his LAL Season: "I came here injured but I wanted to show Lakers fans..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgVqEHGqOj0

Dwight on being traded to the Lakers: "I came here injured, I wasn't supposed to play a whole season, I played with a torn labrum... but I waned to show Lakers fans I love the game. I came back in 4 months, I played with a torn labrum."

Dwight on any beef with Kobe: "No, not at all. We were just at 2 different points of our career... he was on his way out, and I wanted to be that guy for that team for this city. I told him, I didn't come to LA thinking about taking over... I wanted to learn from him, from Steve, from Pau... and I'm like I can take that and leave the next generation of Lakers player."

Dwight on any regrets: "Looking back, I should've came out and said my peace, but I'm thinking let me just go out here and play... when I play for the Lakers, when you look at the highlights, I had the most fun, I was on the court every night... so I was looking forward to coming here every night and being a part of the atmosphere."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject:

My lasting image of the Dwight era -- Steve Nash losing it on Dwight mid game.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject:

Dwight gets a bad rap.
But I think trading away Bynum for Dwight was the right call.
Fortunately for us, Dwight did not re-sign with us.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Dwight gets a bad rap.
But I think trading away Bynum for Dwight was the right call.
Fortunately for us, Dwight did not re-sign with us.


shoulda traded bynum for Iguodala and Holiday
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
epak wrote:
Dwight gets a bad rap.
But I think trading away Bynum for Dwight was the right call.
Fortunately for us, Dwight did not re-sign with us.


shoulda traded bynum for Iguodala and Holiday


In hindsight.
But you can say that about a lot of trades.
At the time, we were giving up the 2nd best center in the league for the best center in the league.

And was Holiday good at that time? I don't recall.
But we were going after CP3 right? Didn't need Holiday if so.
And we went the vet route with Nash.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject:

What's funny about Dwight is he is so focused on trying to always say the right thing and portray himself as an innocent, but if he was just honest about stuff people would respect it a lot more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject:

ďThis is bananas! It donít even seem real right now!Ē
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject:

https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/2012/10/lakers-preview.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
My lasting image of the Dwight era -- Steve Nash losing it on Dwight mid game.

mine is Tim Duncan laughing at him as he got ejected in that final game lol
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject:

Does this deserve a thread? I feel like we've heard this from him a bunch of times.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject:

Dwight is a boy while Kobe is a man. It does however suck that he was never the same post-surgery.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject:

The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject:

Every time Nash gave him a bounce pass out of the pick and roll, a little part of me died. Nash and MDA treated him like Amare.
Meanwhile all Dwight wanted was an oop or a high pass.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject:

Kirby Brian wrote:
https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/2012/10/lakers-preview.jpg




That was used as a taunt to Laker fans for many days.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
My lasting image of the Dwight era -- Steve Nash losing it on Dwight mid game.


Mine is Dwight getting ejected on his last game and talking a lot at Mitch Kupchak, on his way to the tunnel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made


Mozgov and Deng say "Hello."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject:

Big Game James wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made


Mozgov and Deng say "Hello."


I donít think weíd end up with those two had it worked with Howard.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject:

Big Game James wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made


Mozgov and Deng say "Hello."


No, the plan was to not pursue FAs and let the kids grow up. Howard was brought here to win a title but it isnít in his DNA.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made


In disagree. In hindsight, it really wasn't. It was seen as pretty brilliant, quote the opposite. With Nash, Dwight, Pau and Kobe - that was a top 2-3 team in the west.

Nash was coming off a double double season (yes, the Lakers paid too much for him), Dwight wanted out of Orlando (for Bynum with glass knees)...

Nash got hurt immediately
Dwight came back too fast from injury...

That's what happened but I don't think they were bad moves...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
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venturalakersfan wrote:
The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made


Mozgov and Deng say "Hello."


No, the plan was to not pursue FAs and let the kids grow up. Howard was brought here to win a title but it isnít in his DNA.


They could have done that by just not using their cap space. Or signing one year deals. Which would be preferable than crushing their cap for 4 years.

The Dwight trade at least allowed us to get out of the Bynum situation at the perfect time. And him leaving allowed the Lakers to tank and be at the bottom which is why we even have kids to grow. We tanked so well that the Dwight trade didn't even cost us a 1st rounder.

The Moz/Deng signings are the reason the Lakers have had to trade their kids. I definitely rank that way worse than Dwight for a year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject:

Big Game James wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
The biggest blunder that Jim and Mitch made


Mozgov and Deng say "Hello."


The Blunder wasn't trading for D12. The blunder was NOT trading him before the deadline. And the billboard. I loved Magic's reaction to that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject:

OR, better yet, letting both Dwight and Pau walk for ZERO in return. Those were colossal errors by Jim and Mitch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject:

Dwight was the best pick and roll center of the game...

Who decided he no longer wanted to be a pick and roll center when put on a team with Steve Nash, coached by Mike D'Antoni.


There is a level of stupid....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject:

Kobe said he should be his own Tyson Chandler... but Dwight wanted to be "Hakeem".. the fact that he thought of himself as the Dream was pretty admirable... I give him that.
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