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Shaquille O’Neal Calls Out Dwight Howard

Shaquille O’Neal Calls Out Dwight HowardABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) -- Now that Dwight Howard has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets, there has been no shortage of reaction. But perhaps the harshest criticism of Howard has come from none other than Shaquille O'Neal.Howar...

Dwight Howard to Join Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard to Join Houston RocketsDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dwight Howard will have a new home in Houston next season.  Howard announced on Friday night that he will sign with the Houston Rockets. The announcement comes after he met with the Rockets and four other t...

ESPN: Dwight Howard Picks Houston

ESPN: Dwight Howard Picks HoustonNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(NEW YORK) -- Dwight Howard is headed to Texas. According to sources of ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard, Howard has chosen to play for the Houston Rockets. Howard was being courted by four other teams; the Atlanta Hawks, Dall...

Lakers Make Their Pitch to Howard

Lakers Make Their Pitch to HowardNBA via Los Angeles LakersBeverly Hills, Calif. -- The Dwight Howard Sweepstakes continued on Tuesday as the Los Angeles Lakers made their run at the All-star free agent big man. The Lakers pulled out all the stops in their meetings, including Howard's...

Lakers ‘Optimistic’ They Can Re-Sign Dwight Howard

Lakers ‘Optimistic’ They Can Re-Sign Dwight HowardNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- In less than three days NBA free agency begins, and the Los Angeles Lakers are confident they'll be able to re-sign All-Star center Dwight Howard."I think the word I've used is 'optimistic,'' general ma...

Lakers Letting it be Known They Want Howard to Stay

Lakers Letting it be Known They Want Howard to Stay NBA Via Los Angeles Lakers (LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Lakers want center Dwight Howard to be a part of their future and they're letting all of Los Angeles know. The Lakers placed a huge banner on the side of the Staples Center Wednesday th...

Brian Shaw Hired as Nuggets Head Coach

Brian Shaw Hired as Nuggets Head Coach Rick Havner for TSN(NEW YORK) -- Brian Shaw will finally get his chance to be an NBA head coach. Shaw, who has been a head coaching candidate for the past couple of years, has been hired by the Denver Nuggets as their new head coach the Denver ...

Kobe Bryant Predicts Howard, Paul Will Both Stay in Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant Predicts Howard, Paul Will Both Stay in Los AngelesDoug Pensinger/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) --  The NBA is expected to have a crazy summer once free agency opens on July 1, but there's one respected NBA star that believes it may be a quiet one. It's no secret that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight...

Report: Monta Ellis To Opt Out Of Bucks Contract

Report: Monta Ellis To Opt Out Of Bucks ContractMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- Milwaukee Bucks point guard Monta Ellis has informed the club that he intends to opt out of the last year of his contract, according to ESPN. The Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers reportedly...

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Hopes to Return for Next Season’s Opener

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Hopes to Return for Next Season’s OpenerNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO) -- With the NBA Finals beginning this week, all Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant can do is watch from his couch as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. Despite the severity of the injury, B...

Sources: Rockets Hopeful They Can Land Dwight Howard

Sources: Rockets Hopeful They Can Land Dwight HowardNBA Via Los Angeles Lakers (NEW YORK) --  The Houston Rockets believe they have a real chance to land Dwight Howard in free agency. Sources close to the process told ESPN.com that the Rockets have received what has been described as "hopeful sign...

Source: Bobcats Name Lakers Assistant Steve Clifford Head Coach

Source: Bobcats Name Lakers Assistant Steve Clifford Head CoachRonald Martinez/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  Another vacant NBA head coaching position has been filled. According to a source, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford has been hired as the new head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Clifford's con...

Lakers Hope Dwight Howard Stays in Los Angeles

Lakers Hope Dwight Howard Stays in Los AngelesHarry How/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Dwight Howard will officially become a free agent on July 1.  Howard and the Lakers cleaned out their lockers on Tuesday, and now the team will focus on re-signing him. Howard had a disappointing first...

Metta World Peace Defends Dwight Howard

Metta World Peace Defends Dwight HowardNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- After a disappointing season, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has taken it upon himself to defend center Dwight Howard, saying he's not to blame for the team's poor season."I think we put a...

Spurs Bash Lakers 103-82 to Complete Series Sweep

Spurs Bash Lakers 103-82 to Complete Series SweepJeff Gross/Getty Image(LOS ANGELES) --  Just like that, it was the end of a tumultuous season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Tony Parker scored 23 points as the San Antonio Spurs completed its first-round sweep of the injury-plagued Lakers with a 103...

Rutgers Introduces Eddie Jordan as Men’s Basketball Coach

Rutgers Introduces Eddie Jordan as Men’s Basketball CoachRich Schultz/Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) --  Rutgers University introduced Eddie Jordan as its new men's basketball coach on Tuesday, the next step in moving forward from a scandal that forced the firing of coach Mike Rice and the resignatio...

Spurs Knock Off Lakers in Game One

Spurs Knock Off Lakers in Game OneRonald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each scored 18 points, as the San Antonio Spurs leveled the Los Angeles Lakers 91-79 in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Sunday. Veteran Tim Duncan had 17 points and 1...

Nash Plans to Play Sunday

Nash Plans to Play SundayLos Angeles Lakers/NBA(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Steve Nash, who has missed the last eight games with an injured right hip, hamstring and lower back, says he plans to play Sunday in Game 1 of the Lakers playoff series against the Spurs. The 39-year-old Na...

Lakers Clinch Seven Seed in the West

Lakers Clinch Seven Seed in the WestStephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Pau Gasol recorded his seventh triple-double of his career helping the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Houston Rockets, 99-95 in overtime Wednesday night. The win clinches the Lakers the seventh seed in the Weste...

Lakers Top Spurs In First Game Without Kobe

Lakers Top Spurs In First Game Without KobeNBA Via Los Angeles Lakers(LOS ANGELES) --  Even without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers still find themselves just one win away from a trip to the postseason. Dwight Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 91-8...

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