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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby Finwë on Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:17 pm

lakersStan24 wrote:
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nthydro wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:I really hate conflicting reports.


Oh the irony in this post :man10:

No irony there unless your an immature clown like yourself.

He just ment that report saying He may not play it was a conflict report so you complaing about a conflicting report when that it self was the conflict report so theres the irony

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby JSM on Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:00 pm

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Dwight Howard had a full practice on Saturday. Jordan Hill cleared for contact and had a full practice too
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby JSM on Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:46 pm

Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times wrote:Dwight Howard imitated Kobe Bryant's monotone way of answering reporters' questions, resting his head on his hand and looking as bored as possible.

Yep, he's feeling better.

Howard will probably make his Lakers debut Sunday in an exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center.

He wouldn't confirm it, and neither would the Lakers, just in case Howard woke up with an unexpected ache in his back and had to postpone for another few days.

Barring anything like that, the six-time All-Star will take his spot at center for the 16-time NBA champions.

"It'll be the first time I've played basketball in a long time so I'll probably be a little emotional," he said Saturday. "I hope it doesn't happen that way, where I get out there and start crying."

The Lakers could use Howard, tears and everything. They're the only team without an exhibition victory. Their 0-5 mark is their worst start ever.

The starters have played sparingly, sure, but only Bryant looks to be in midseason form, averaging 20.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 points in 25.3 minutes.

"Can we play better? Yeah," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "Is there some concern? Not yet. After the preseason, talk to me if we had a chance to play all our guys."

Howard was relieved to finally come close to playing. He gets asked how he feels a trillion times a day by reporters, trainers, friends, family members and, of course, the general public.

"I get it on Twitter all day every day: 'When are you going to play?'" Howard said. "Then you've got the people that are upset that I'm already back from injury: 'Hey, was he really injured?' I don't think people understand how serious that injury is. Some people never recover. Some people never get back as quick as I have.

"People want to see the new-look Lakers. I understand it. My job isn't to come here and play in the preseason. I came here to help this team win, and we want to win in June."

Howard's back is no longer an issue. The greater unknown will be his conditioning. He steadily increased his workload at Lakers practices and was cleared a little more than a week ago for five-on-five scrimmages.

"We do a lot of work to try to get me in shape. We do a lot of running," said Howard, who has worked out continually with Lakers assistant coach Darvin Ham, a former NBA power forward. "Darvin does a lot of banging just so I can get used to the contact."

Howard averaged 20.6 points and 14.5 rebounds last season for Orlando.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby Weezy on Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:55 pm

Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times wrote:"Can we play better? Yeah," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "Is there some concern? Not yet. After the preseason, talk to me if we had a chance to play all our guys."


First time I've quoted Potato Head in agreement in a while.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:25 pm

Weezy wrote:
Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times wrote:"Can we play better? Yeah," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "Is there some concern? Not yet. After the preseason, talk to me if we had a chance to play all our guys."


First time I've quoted Potato Head in agreement in a while.


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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby Weezy on Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:32 pm

:man10: Nice one, almost didn't catch it for a second.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:56 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Weezy wrote:
Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times wrote:"Can we play better? Yeah," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "Is there some concern? Not yet. After the preseason, talk to me if we had a chance to play all our guys."


First time I've quoted Potato Head in agreement in a while.


Even a blind acorn finds a nut every now and then. :man1:

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:00 am

I'm excited to see him. We get the best center in the game back tonight. That's going to be huge. Instead of Sacre getting those easy opportunities, it will be Howard, and that is scary. Overall, tonight, he'll get his feet wet, get used to playing back on the court, and start to work himself into game shape. So excited to have him...
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:04 am

dwighthowardsdad wrote:

:man10: @that nickname
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby GoldHammish on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:44 am

Not mine, but hilarious anyway:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby lakersStan24 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 am

GoldHammish wrote:Not mine, but hilarious anyway:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby JSM on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:14 am

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe wrote: Dwight Howardis close to making his debut with the Lakers. The big man has been practicing the past few weeks after missing the Olympics following surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Howard may make his debut Sunday night against the Kings, or perhaps not until the Oct. 30 regular-season opener against the Dirk Nowitzki-less Mavericks, but he is already relaying a message to his teammates about his potential defensive impact.

“The biggest thing is we don’t have to gamble,” said Howard. “That’s the one thing I told those guys — don’t gamble. We’re solid on defense, we work hard for 24 seconds on defense and then we’re out.

“That’s when you put everybody else in bad predicaments, when you do gamble. But when we’re solid, we have some great defenders on the wing. We have some great defenders on the post. So there’s no need to gamble. We all just have to trust our instincts and play the right way.”

The relationship between Howard and Metta World Peace could be critical to the Lakers’ chances of overtaking Oklahoma City and reaching the Finals.

World Peace has had trouble meshing with certain teammates over the years — including former Celtic Jermaine O’Neal, whom he feuded with while with the Pacers — but he said he respects Howard as a premium defender.

“Dwight is the leader on the defensive end and he says he wants us to talk more and not gamble as much,” World Peace said. “So I’m definitely trying to listen to Dwight. He’s a very smart defensive player.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:17 am

I saw a part of that interview where Ron Artest was asked if Dwight is a better defender than he is...

Ron didn't really like that. :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:20 am

I think D12 is going to be mad at Kobe soon :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby kobebryant248 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:43 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:I think D12 is going to be mad at Kobe soon :man10:



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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby JSM on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:51 am

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Mike Brown still said Dwight Howard is a game-time decision
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby XXIV on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:54 am

I really do hope he plays, the only way he'll be able to get into game shape is by participating in some games.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:55 am

Dammit! I just wanna know!
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:55 am

He's either cleared to play or not ... not sure why they are making a big deal about it
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby nthydro on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:03 pm

He'll play. They just want to build suspense. He'll come out from the tunnel half way through the 1st quarter wearing a Superman outfit with accompaniment theme music and the whole shebang.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby XXIV on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:07 pm

nthydro wrote:He'll play. They just want to build suspense. He'll come out from the tunnel half way through the 1st quarter wearing a Superman outfit with accompaniment theme music and the whole shebang.


If that happens, I'd rather he just not play. :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby lakersStan24 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:19 pm

nthydro wrote:He'll play. They just want to build suspense. He'll come out from the tunnel half way through the 1st quarter wearing a Superman outfit with accompaniment theme music and the whole shebang.

That would be so Cool!
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:20 pm

Guess we'll see.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby GoldenKnight on Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:01 pm

XXIV wrote:
nthydro wrote:He'll play. They just want to build suspense. He'll come out from the tunnel half way through the 1st quarter wearing a Superman outfit with accompaniment theme music and the whole shebang.


If that happens, I'd rather he just not play. :man10:


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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (Possible Sunday Debut? - Pg 709)

Postby nthydro on Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:15 pm

XXIV wrote:
nthydro wrote:He'll play. They just want to build suspense. He'll come out from the tunnel half way through the 1st quarter wearing a Superman outfit with accompaniment theme music and the whole shebang.


If that happens, I'd rather he just not play. :man10:


Why not? WWE style baby! :man10:

If it makes you feel better he'll probably take off the red underwear before he plays.
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