Posts Tagged ‘Dwight Howard’


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After previously having the idea of running for president, Miami Heat Superstar LeBron James has decided against running for the National Basketball Player Association according to sources that told ESPN.

What is it that is driving James away from the presidential seat? His availability and time to dedicate to the union. He wants someone who can better focus on the NBPA in that situation.

“I think my voice could be huge in that situation. But I’m not sure I have the time to do it but it’s something I’m going to think about with my team and go from there. But I think we all can agree there’s been a lot of transition in our union in the last couple of years. If it’s not me in that seat then I hope it’s someone who is comfortable with it and can do the job,” said James.

So who could fill the seat since James won’t be? Maybe Jerry Stackhouse who is currently a executive member of the NBPA. He seems to be making a little noise in the Union by saying, “To make that statement about where we are as a union right now (As James said was backwards), he was misinformed.” Or could it end up being team mate James Jones. Jones is as of right now treasurer of Union. Jones seems to want to peruse the position and would have time since he isn’t such a big star.

Even with James not taking the seat, he along with other NBA stars will need to make their voice heard because within the next year there are a couple of potential big decisions that will be made. That will include a new age requirement and drug testing policy change.


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After the struggles we’ve seen from the los Angeles Lakers who are 15-16 one of their stars has a word to say.

Kobe speaks his mind saying “we’re old as shit,” but that’s nothing new. He then continued,”You just saw an old damn team,I don’t know how else to put it to you. We’re just slow. You saw a team over there that was just younger and just had fresher legs and just played with more energy, and we were just stuck in the mud. I think individually we all have to figure out how to get ourselves ready each and every game to have a high level of energy. That’s all that is.” All this was said following their 103-99 to the Philadelphia 76ers.

This statement wasn’t just made about the loss but of all their struggles this far. Honestly to me excuses are excuses.
Look at Jason Kidd is doing, he’s also old but he isn’t slowing down. I think that this has come to a surprise to them because just a season ago this team was making noise and they could have even been in the finals and now their foresight isn’t even looking like they’ll make the playoffs.

If L.A continues on this road what will the future hold for them and Dwight Howard. Howard won’t want to stay in L.A if they continue to play like crap.

A better excuse would have been to say that right now this team is unstable because of the coaching situation that’s been on going.

What the Lakers need to do is stop finding excuses get back to practice and find a new game plan that works for the players and not for the coach.


(Espn.com)

(Espn.com)

The reigning NBA champion Miami Heat and MVP Lebron James are coming off not only a memorable season, but a historic one. The Heat are going into this season aiming to become back-to-back champs.

The Heat have finally secured the first seed in the Eastern conference after battling the New York Knicks night in and night out but are only a half a game ahead in the East and overall are 6th in the league standing. Miami’s key players already made an imprint on the league, LeBron James won NBA player of the week for the 38th time (most in NBA history) just last month.

One reason the Heat will win yet another title this season is due to the teams great chemistry. With star players James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh who have played together for three years, have all played on the Olympic team twice and have age and experience over younger teams like the L.A Clippers who are young. Miami’s big three is simply the best in the league even compared to that of the L.A Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, or the Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace.

Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis have also played together on the Seattle Supersonic. Also the team’s veteran leadership from players like Allen, Lewis, Wade, Bosh, and James gives the Heat an edge over dynamic teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Clippers.

As the Heat look to repeat, Miami has already made an unstoppable team even greater. With the off-season additions of Allen and Lewis to the already exhilarating three-point specialist, Mike Miller and Shane Battier, Miami will easily be the best team from beyond the arc this season.

Yet, not only is Allen an astonishing  three-point specialist, but he can help secure wins. Allen already has two game winning shots under his belt this season. The addition of Allen is truly the piece to the puzzle the Heat have been looking for to bring back yet another title to Miami.


After months of hearing Dwight Howard plea to be traded to the new Brooklyn Nets so he could form a trio with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, has seemed to come to a screeching halt. As of last night The Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic have stopped trade talks. Now yesterday Espn sources said that if a deal was going to get done between the two to move Howard it would have been by later that night or nothing was going to happen. So when i was watching this thing closely I saw that the Nets signed Brook Lopez to a 61 million dollar contract for four years, the thought that Howard was going to the Nets grew because they didn’t have enough players to send over to Orlando to cancel out his contract and this was a way to do just that. Then after waiting for hours to see what I was bound to happen, didn’t. So where is Howard going to land now? Will they even trade him? And if he decides to stay in Orlando will the fans take him back?

Well if he is going to be traded (Which I doubt will happen) it seems as if the L.A Lakers will get him. Yet, Howard has clearly stated that he wants no part of bring in L.A (even with the addition of All-Star point guard Steve Nash). So is it worth it, if he only plans to stay there for one year? Well, not for L.A if they are to give up their All-Star in Andrew Bynum, because after one season Howard will be on his way out of there and to Brooklyn. Then you think well Bynum already doesn’t like head coach Mike Brown and we saw him retaliate late last season when Brown told him to stop shooting three’s and those words went through one ear and right out the other of Bynum head. So could this be Bynums last straw with L.A?

The Magics GM Rob Hennigan is only on his second week of the job and is faced with the situation involving Howard wanting out of Orlando. As the Bleacher report calls Hennigan “crazy” as he tries to get Howard to stay in Orlando, but do people not realize that Howard is going to be the only one on that team who can lead the Magic to the playoffs. Hennigan is thinking he can make a new start with Howard  and the Organization since they are under new management, his management. Yet, we also have to see things from the fans point of view. Do they even want him anymore? I’d say its a 50/50. Yes they want a super star but they don’t want his baggage and as I’ve heard many times before, you can’t have your cake and eat it to. So yes it seems only logical for the Magic to get someone in return (preferably someone of the all star caliber) for Howard and build around them and I think eventually he will be traded the real question is when will Howard be traded? Before the season starts? Before the trade deadline? or will they lose him next summer? Where will Superman take his talents?


Today at 1pm est, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will be facing off against Melo and the Knicks. The Heat are to trying improve their struggling record against teams that are .500, their record is just 1-8 against .500 teams since the all star break. Even though the Heat pulled out a  convincing 105 to 82 it was against the Bobcats. The Bobcats are in last place in the entire league, with only 7 wins for their entire depressing season. So therefore, I don’t consider it to be an achievement of any sort. I’ve spoken to many people whom believe that Miami’s main problem is Chris Bosh. In fact, Bosh is not the problem,  the problem is production from their bench.  That’s the only way that they can expect to compete with teams like Chicago or Oklahoma City. The solution may in fact be to trade Bosh away but it’s too late now due to the fact that the trade deadline is passed. Then I hear people say that the Heat also need to get rid of Wade. When in fact he’s the one we need to keep the most. Everyone is only saying this because they see he has become injury prone and they don’t think he does as well as Lebron. These statements have become perplexing to me. The only reason that people say this about Wade is because they have become  accustomed to his performance, but yet he is still putting up preposterous numbers and if he were to retire today he would be a Hall of Famer no doubt. Now with that said you can see that the Drama for Miami is rising. New York has its own drama’s too.  Winning last sundays game aginst the Bulls due to Carmelo’s astonishing performance of 42 points which includes the Buzzer beating and game winning shots. It lost Linsanity and Stoudemire due to injuries and they could actually end up  moving to the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference depending on what happens with the Orlando Magic now that Howard is likely out for the rest of their season because without him I honestly don’t see them moving on to the second round of the playoffs. As of right now, if the playoffs started today Miami would be playing New York in the first round. So as the saying goes this series could give each team a little taste of the Medicine. Now if you’re just looking at today’s match up as just a must see and nothing else you might want to factor in the injury to Iman Shumpert’s ankle. Iman would be matching up against Wade and if he’s a no go then you’ll see J.R Smith taking him on in today’s game.  I see Miami taking this game 104- 98.


 That’s right, It’s almost here the NBA trade deadline. With the deadline only six days away who will end up in different places? Lets start with the most talked about, Dwight Howard. Howard who just pulled in a double-double for the Magic against the Bulls bring in yet another W is easily the biggest name in trade talks. It is unclear at the moment whether it looks as if the Magic are going to trade the big guy, but if they do you can certainly assure yourself a couple of rebuilding years for  Stan Vangundy and the Magic. Next on the list is Rajon Rondo, you hear his name come up a lot but are the Celtics going to trade him? Probably not, he has been play the best basketball of his career lately and why would they want to lose that momentum. If they end up trading anyone it will seem to be KG or Ray Allen. Those two are getting old and Doc Rivers is almost forced to start looking at the re-building processes. And Finally Gasol and the Lakers. The Lakers need a point guard and Gasol is as needed as he was before. It would be nice to move him and in return get a good point guard and a decent draft pick.