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Post#91 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:04 pm by kasedafk_1

great news lol... this clown deserves it....
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Post#92 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:08 pm by TheFix

As I've said - if Dwight is a free agent and is willing to explore a return to the Magic, Magic fans would be masochistic if we didn't welcome him back with open arms.
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Post#93 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:17 pm by ChosenSavior

TheFix wrote:As I've said - if Dwight is a free agent and is willing to explore a return to the Magic, Magic fans would be masochistic if we didn't welcome him back with open arms.


He isn't coming back here and the Magic organization has stated that they will not pursue him. This thought of Dwight coming back here all of a sudden really needs to die already.
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Post#94 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:42 pm by Howard Mass

I do not think The Magic nor this fan base wants to go through another round with Dwight Howard.

It's never good when someone gets injured but no one has any sympathy for the bad season Dwight's new team is having.

If they miss the playoffs, it will be one of the biggest jokes in NBA history and Phoenix will get a good draft pick.
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Post#95 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:48 pm by InFlames

Howard Mass wrote:I do not think The Magic nor this fan base wants to go through another round with Dwight Howard.

It's never good when someone gets injured but no one has any sympathy for the bad season Dwight's new team is having.

If they miss the playoffs, it will be one of the biggest jokes in NBA history and Phoenix will get a good draft pick.


Oh man RealGM will be comedy gold if that happens.
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Post#96 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:57 pm by qbanb

Dwight looks like damaged goods. As it stands now I dont see him getting back to his old form from athletic perspective. Im actually over the dwight situation and now looking foward to the rebuilding of the magic.

Which is weird cuz I was pissed off about Shaq for years.

I wouldn't be opposed to dwight comming back eventually as a roleplayer but that is about it. I think now people are seeing dwight's game is based more on athletics then fundamentals.
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Post#97 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:40 pm by Shishnizzle

Getting really bad for Dwight. I wonder if his girlfriend likes the way he is being treated. Maybe he should go to a new team to fix all his problems. Dude destroyed his image.

http://www.foxsportswest.com/01/07/13/H ... eedID=7972
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Post#98 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:20 pm by Hon-essim

ChosenSavior wrote:
TheFix wrote:As I've said - if Dwight is a free agent and is willing to explore a return to the Magic, Magic fans would be masochistic if we didn't welcome him back with open arms.


He isn't coming back here and the Magic organization has stated that they will not pursue him. This thought of Dwight coming back here all of a sudden really needs to die already.


You don't want him back but at this point it would be silly not to pursue him in order to hope to nab and force a three team trade.

Even if it's a weak one or a sign and trade, there are teams that would not rather not have a 2nd go around at the 1st round with Dwight's Orlando Magic (remember the Dwight-less Magic vs. Pacers series?) and LA is severely lacking in big men (or small men) for the future and Orlando has one of the cheaper packages that can help them compete now.

If you can even start making LAL consider a Gasol-Dwight trade back to Orlando, you've already won. All you really need is that third East team who believes Dwight in Orlando is still a bad idea (with the added value of knowing how good Orlando's GM is at selling this trade and then selling Dwight to another team) or lure Dallas to keep Dirk and add Dwight in the hopes that they can still salvage a future Dirk championship run with Dwight replacing Chandler and get Gasol in return. Gasol is an over-fatigued player that can do well resting on a bad team while still being a positive leader in the locker room. He's a guy who can suddenly shoot up in trade value with 1 week of elite play. He's a guy who works well with SVG in an elite playoff capacity but also excels tanking well in Jacque Vaughn's system and he can pass which helps the entire team chemistry even if he plays zero defense, does not get up for the rebound and plays Tim Duncan minutes and plays worse than he is playing now with LA.

Gasol is the real gold mine for any tanking team with a decent head coach. You can make SVG vs. Pau Gasol debate basketball TV and you would get more real talk than the entire broadcasting teams. These two are not just high BBIQ guys, they shoot from the gut and having these two as mentors could nab you a future Gregg Popovich coach whether it turns out to be Jacque Vaughn or a future moldable coach or you can nab a big man and this time you have a David Robinson in the form of Pau Gasol to help mature him instead of just a Patrick Ewing on the sidelines or a Hakeem training camp. It's practically the steal of the century so long as a team 100% buys in to a Pau Gasol as Tim Duncan-ish mentor team. Something that no NBA team has done yet for Pau.
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No coach. No GM. Probably no star. I swear, in my 23 years of following this team, I can't name a stranger time than this moment to be a supporter of the Magic.
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Post#99 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:29 pm by BadMofoPimp

Shishnizzle wrote:Getting really bad for Dwight. I wonder if his girlfriend likes the way he is being treated. Maybe he should go to a new team to fix all his problems. Dude destroyed his image.

http://www.foxsportswest.com/01/07/13/H ... eedID=7972


Awesome article. I didn't know Dwight pouted like that after the win over GSW's on Nash's return. Everyone celebrating but Dwight because he got only 11/6.

It is true that the world doesn't evolve around Dwight even when he does have a 26 board night. I bet his GF is finding out that she did not become a superstar celebrity just because she is with Dwight living near Hollywood.

best quotes of the article:

This past weekend, before the reported New Year’s altercation with Kobe came to light, Howard first complained about friendship issues among the Lakers, as if playing Parcheesi with Pau, Kobe and Nash or organizing a group karaoke outing could fix the team’s problems.

“Those guys on the Clippers team, they really enjoy each other off the court, and it shows,” Howard told ESPN. “It’s something we have to do to get better. We have to play like we like each other. Even if we don't want to be friends off the court, whatever that may be, when we step in between the lines or we step in the locker room or the gym, we have to respect each other and what we bring to the table.”

When I read this, my jaw nearly dropped to the floor. It was a level of hypocrisy so strong it would be funny if it weren’t directly at odds with the Lakers’ desperate need to start winning, right now, today. The very thing Howard was bemoaning is one of his singular failures, but, of course, hypocrites often find in others the faults actually simmering in themselves.


That’s a crisis, and in a crisis your leaders, your talent, your high-priced stars must be the ones to calm the troops and instill a sense of confidence. They must rally around the lesser mortals among them. They must support coaches who are certainly embattled in the hope it makes their jobs easier.

But not Dwight Howard. No, that’s not in his arsenal. How could it be? He’s finding out the universe does not revolve around him, that the laws of physics and reality do not in fact suspend themselves because he’s not happy, so forget everyone else. Let’s attack the star player instead. Let’s talk about how the losing coming from a lack of friendship. Let’s spread that blame around far and wide.


This guy witnessed Howard being an ass after a win! There is no "I" in team!

Last month, when Steve Nash returned from injury to lead the Lakers to a dazzling and much-needed win over the Golden State Warriors, I stood in an ebullient Lakers locker room. They were happy. They did like each other. They heaped praise on Nash, on his return, on the win. They felt good about the future. They had won, and that was enough to bring them together for at least one night.

Well, everyone but Howard.

Dwight, having scored only 11 points and corralled six rebounds in the win, sat and pouted. He was surly at his locker. He didn’t smile, not once, despite the much-needed sign of progress and what at the time seemed like a very good omen in Nash’s debut.

That’s a cancer. A guy who can’t root for his own teammates. A guy who can’t be happy with a win because the win didn’t bolster the idea it should be all about him.


I know as a basketball player that I used to psych myself out before and after every game as if my play determined whether we won or lost. If the other team scored, it was because I wasn't playing good team defense or things like if our offense didn't execute good enough, it was because I didn't set good picks, pass the ball or took bad shots. I would apologize to the team afterward and be determined to prove everyone wrong the next game. I played every game like it was the last and dove after every loose ball. This is why I like BBD so much and respect his heart because these are virtues that cannot be taught. And, Dwight is a lost cause because he has been corrupted over the years. He used to be more like BBD, but is evolving into Stephen Starburry.
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Post#100 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:36 pm by MagicForLife

I sure hope the Lakers go on a little winning streak just to start losing again when Howard returns. That would be the ultimate payback for his bad karma. :lol:
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Post#101 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:15 pm by BadMofoPimp

MagicForLife wrote:I sure hope the Lakers go on a little winning streak just to start losing again when Howard returns. That would be the ultimate payback for his bad karma. :lol:


Funny, Dwight has always gotten what he wants then it fails. He got Shard, Hedo, Arenas, Vince and BBD as the players he wanted. He tried to force Stan, a top 5 coach, into hard situations. He then wanted LA which hasn't treated him like he wanted. I am positive that Brooklyn would not have been any better. Dude deserves bad Karma playing GM with the league.
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Post#102 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:51 pm by Cigamodnalro

BadMofoPimp wrote:
MagicForLife wrote:I sure hope the Lakers go on a little winning streak just to start losing again when Howard returns. That would be the ultimate payback for his bad karma. :lol:


Funny, Dwight has always gotten what he wants then it fails. He got Shard, Hedo, Arenas, Vince and BBD as the players he wanted. He tried to force Stan, a top 5 coach, into hard situations. He then wanted LA which hasn't treated him like he wanted. I am positive that Brooklyn would not have been any better. Dude deserves bad Karma playing GM with the league.

Dwight played GM because our management let him. He's a mentally weak hypocrite, it's true, but those questionable roster moves are 100% on our team's management (or lack thereof). Few other teams would ever cave into the demands of a single player the way this team did, let alone over and over again.
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Post#103 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:04 pm by BadMofoPimp

Cigamodnalro wrote:
BadMofoPimp wrote:Funny, Dwight has always gotten what he wants then it fails. He got Shard, Hedo, Arenas, Vince and BBD as the players he wanted. He tried to force Stan, a top 5 coach, into hard situations. He then wanted LA which hasn't treated him like he wanted. I am positive that Brooklyn would not have been any better. Dude deserves bad Karma playing GM with the league.

Dwight played GM because our management let him. He's a mentally weak hypocrite, it's true, but those questionable roster moves are 100% on our team's management (or lack thereof). Few other teams would ever cave into the demands of a single player the way this team did, let alone over and over again.


You are correct. But, I have a feeling that Otis Smith listened a bit too much to Dwights wish list or words about who he likes. It was probably Otis's relationship with Dwight or Dwights preference to a butt kissing GM like Otis that promoted many of those trades and acquisitions. But, I see similar situations happen throughout professional sports to appease the best and most marketable players.
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Post#104 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:37 pm by magicmamma

Otis had bosses, and I think he had orders from ownership to get Dwight what he wanted. After all, he had no interest in VC when he was still good and begging to come here. Then he brings him in a few years later when he's in decline, saying he was now the "right guy." Dwight crows with delight.
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Post#105 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:39 am by JigenDaisuke

I expect Dwight to be on a different team next season. Maybe Brooklyn. I don't think he is trying in LA.
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Post#106 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Wed Jan 9, 2013 3:42 am by Horcy

Howard Mass wrote:I do not think The Magic nor this fan base wants to go through another round with Dwight Howard.

It's never good when someone gets injured but no one has any sympathy for the bad season Dwight's new team is having.

If they miss the playoffs, it will be one of the biggest jokes in NBA history and Phoenix will get a good draft pick.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
He really deserves to be a joke. He already is out of the basketball court.
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Post#107 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:58 am by Edrock

JigenDaisuke wrote:I expect Dwight to be on a different team next season. Maybe Brooklyn. I don't think he is trying in LA.


Where is Dwight rehabbing his shoulder? Whatever city he's in, that's where he'll sign, that's what happened last year... :lol:
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Post#108 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Wed Jan 9, 2013 8:03 am by RickB-Orlando

Cigamodnalro wrote:
BadMofoPimp wrote:
MagicForLife wrote:I sure hope the Lakers go on a little winning streak just to start losing again when Howard returns. That would be the ultimate payback for his bad karma. :lol:


Funny, Dwight has always gotten what he wants then it fails. He got Shard, Hedo, Arenas, Vince and BBD as the players he wanted. He tried to force Stan, a top 5 coach, into hard situations. He then wanted LA which hasn't treated him like he wanted. I am positive that Brooklyn would not have been any better. Dude deserves bad Karma playing GM with the league.

Dwight played GM because our management let him. He's a mentally weak hypocrite, it's true, but those questionable roster moves are 100% on our team's management (or lack thereof). Few other teams would ever cave into the demands of a single player the way this team did, let alone over and over again.

I don't think that's true at all, actually. This is life in the NBA, a league built on its superstars. When they speak, GMs and Owners generally have to listen.

It sucks but that's how it works.

My personal opinion is that Dwight would be happier in Brooklyn because he'd have another owner who would cater to his desires. He doesn't have that in LA, where Kobe is top dog and has ownerships ear. In Brooklyn, DWill has that by default, but if Dwight went there (or had gone there, who knows now) he'd have been on top from the start.
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Post#109 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:57 am by p0peye

Well, he sure:
a) loves media attention
b) can't keep his mouth shut
c) can't stop complaining and blaming everything and everybody but himself.

Dwight Howard was irritated and it had nothing to do with a basketball game.

He didn't like how the Lakers described his shoulder injury.

"I don't know what story came out and said I tore my labrum," he said Tuesday, insisting the labrum instead "separated from the bone" in his right shoulder.


http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 9333.story

We're not contender anymore, but I'm at peace with the trade and so far I like the results. The more I think about it, more I realize that building around Dwight can't result in championship. Maybe if he matures and changes his attitude, possibility would be there.
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Post#110 Re: Dwightmare lives on in LA!
Wed Jan 9, 2013 10:12 am by Optimus_Steel

p0peye wrote:Well, he sure:
a) loves media attention
b) can't keep his mouth shut
c) can't stop complaining and blaming everything and everybody but himself.

Dwight Howard was irritated and it had nothing to do with a basketball game.

He didn't like how the Lakers described his shoulder injury.

"I don't know what story came out and said I tore my labrum," he said Tuesday, insisting the labrum instead "separated from the bone" in his right shoulder.


http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 9333.story

We're not contender anymore, but I'm at peace with the trade and so far I like the results. The more I think about it, more I realize that building around Dwight can't result in championship. Maybe if he matures and changes his attitude, possibility would be there.


LOL at Dwight. "Seperated from the bone" sound like a tear to me. Dwight sounds incredibly insecure, it goes with his childlike wonder.

The headline should read: "I don't know what story came out and said I tore my labia," he said Tuesday, insisting the labia instead "separated from the vijay" in his lower pelvis"
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