karacha wrote:Why would you hate him? Did he do something to you and your family?
venky wrote:karacha wrote:Why would you hate him? Did he do something to you and your family?
For the same reasons I hate LeBron. At least I'm being consistent *shrugs*
But I know for sure I'll be rooting for him. That's my Center!
karacha wrote:No, I understand, but isn't "hate"... I don't know... a strong word for disliking someone?
I don't think I have ever hated anyone in my life.
I don't like Bron, but I definitely don't hate the guy. I don't even know him.
Dwight Howard aiming to play in Lakers' opener
Five months after back surgery, All-Star center Dwight Howard has targeted his Los Angeles Lakers debut for opening night of the 2012-13 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Howard is determined to play against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 30 at Staples Center, and his progress in recent weeks has strengthened the possibility, sources said.
Howard has privately indicated his back has returned to 85 percent strength, sources said. He had surgery for a herniated disc in April and still needs doctor's clearance to engage in full training-camp activities with the Lakers. Los Angeles opens its training camp Tuesday.
The Lakers have been reluctant to make public a timetable on Howard's return, and have maintained a cautious approach to protect his long-term health.
Howard has been working with Lakers coaches and trainers at the team's practice facility, and has shown an increased range of motion, but has yet to engage in five-on-five or significant contact situations.
[Also: Rasheed Wallace returning to NBA]
The Lakers' coaching staff is implementing a hybrid of the Princeton offense and has shown Howard how the system will open up fresh avenues of scoring possibilities for him.
Howard, 26, underwent surgery in April, and missed the final weeks of the season and the playoffs for the Orlando Magic. After Howard insisted he wouldn't re-sign a long-term contract, Orlando traded him to Los Angeles as part of a four-team deal in August.
dwighthowardsdad wrote:The fact that he won't miss any time is great. I'm wondering ifthe coaching staff might limit his minutes to kine of ease him back into game shape?...
wcsoldier81 wrote:Yep , this is completely doable considering the early heavy home schedule ...
The minutes maganement of our BIG 4 has to be solid from the get go ... this is the key of our season imo ... that's why rotations have to be set as early as possible and not to be changed every other game ..
lakersStan24 wrote:JSM wrote:http://instagram.com/p/QGyf6dKi03/
Superman Looks Ready!
OX1947 wrote:I seriously do not think, even Lakers fans, that anyone knows how good this team is going to be. The only thing that would derail this team is injuries. If there are no major injuries to the big 4, this team is going to roll over everyone and make them look like college teams.
The Rock wrote:Maybe until Dwight is 100% we should run more plays for Pau on the inside, its a good way to keep him focused among The Big 4, hes unselfish but hes also the most passive of the 4, I wouldn't want him to get lost in the shuffle.
revgen wrote:^Dwight's got it right. Steve to needs to work on it.