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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby last stand on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:18 pm

V1n5anity wrote:Wait until dude is 100%. Honestly, we haven't seen anything yet. The guy is a monster (I've watched him closely for years and have probably been his biggest proponent on this forum) but he's not close to his dominant self yet. That's scary. Once he gets those legs back, watch out...there will be no doubt who the best player on the Lakers is.


is there right now. i know i said it the moment we got him that he was our best player. and thats taking nothing away from kobe who's still a borderline top 5 guy and the best SG in the league.

any team that has kobe bryant as it's 2nd best player can do special things. but dwight needs to get right. and he said by midseason so that's what i'm expecting
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby last stand on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:19 pm

karacha wrote:He did not get fat either, which is sometimes difficult for basketball players. Genetics, I guess. In combination with the right diet.


actually that part would have been the easiest. with nutritionists they could have made sure his caloric intake was at maintenance level every day with the right amount of protein to maintain muscle.

to me thats not really that surprising at all considering his genetics and wallet
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:26 pm

Guys he's genetically superior to all of us, that's what the answer is. His metabolism works at such an insanely higher level than we can imagine and the food he consumes is just used in all of the right ways.

Once he was cleared to lift again, his muscles snapped right back into the mode they were in. He's going to get back to tip top shape sooner than we expect. The man is a physical marvel.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Lakerjones on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:39 pm

therealdeal wrote:Guys he's genetically superior to all of us, that's what the answer is. His metabolism works at such an insanely higher level than we can imagine and the food he consumes is just used in all of the right ways.

Once he was cleared to lift again, his muscles snapped right back into the mode they were in. He's going to get back to tip top shape sooner than we expect. The man is a physical marvel.


Yep. Either that or he's on the stuff that D. Wade is on . . . but nah, we won't go there. It is possible that it's all natural. Possible.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby GoldenKnight on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:43 pm

Honestly, how good is this guy if he's doing all of this without his timing and athleticism? Geeez
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Vasashi17 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:47 pm

Ummm...you guys know he's Kryptonian, right? :man3:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:51 pm

^1) He's still strong. And he's about the same size or taller than the undersized bigs he's facing. So he's taking advantage of his size and length.

2) On top of that, the bigs he's facing are terrible defenders. They don't even dare him to shoot a jumper when he faces up. He hasn't faced Chandler, Perkins, or other bigs who will actually put some work on him.

3) His mobility is still very good in transition. He has very little if any mobility issues going north/south.

4) In addition to that, he has way better teammates than he had in Orlando who are setting him up for easy buckets.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:17 pm

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therealdeal wrote:Guys he's genetically superior to all of us, that's what the answer is. His metabolism works at such an insanely higher level than we can imagine and the food he consumes is just used in all of the right ways.

Once he was cleared to lift again, his muscles snapped right back into the mode they were in. He's going to get back to tip top shape sooner than we expect. The man is a physical marvel.


Yep. Either that or he's on the stuff that D. Wade is on . . . but nah, we won't go there. It is possible that it's all natural. Possible.

I don't think so. He doesn't show signs of HGH use or steriods at all. Unlike Wade who's jaw line should be the poster child for PHDs.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JLaker17 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:19 pm

You know you have a real beast on your team when a guy is putting up numbers like him and you can noticeably see that he has so much more left to improve on conditioning and timing wise.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Juronimo on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:35 pm

Dwight can drop 30 without even trying it seems. I was wrong about this trade, as wrong as one can be. I thought his back would be a major issue and so far it isn't, with the exception of his conditioning, and even though is conditioning isn't there, he is still dominant. I can't wait to see how good he is mid season.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby OX1947 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:50 pm

Howard is a machine, no two ways about it. Lakers are set for now and the future.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Kit on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:01 pm

So much fun to watch Dwight play. We are so spoiled.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby lakersin4 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:25 pm

Pretty crazy to see him playing at this level when it's plain as day that he's extremely rusty.. All of those should-be dunks that he loses the handle on & lays in, all of the blocks he doesn't go for that he normally will, etc. Can't wait to see how amazing we look with him at 100% & guys figuring out the offense. We might not lose a game the 2nd half of the season.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby GNC on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:53 pm

I am more than happy with Dwight's progress. I wasn't expecting to have him right off the bat, and I know he will only get better as the season progresses. He is a lot of fun to watch-- and it is a relief not having to fret every time our center jumps. :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Uncle Drew on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:51 pm

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:11 pm

Great game by Dwight tonight. Kings frontline has no answer for him or Pau.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:16 pm

quite the fat statline. bernie said it best, he still has to get his timing down...but with a line like tonight while not yet having his timing? :bow:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:27 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....


well at least he did adjust a bit after if happened a few times though
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:52 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....


I think you mean Hayes. Hawes has been in Philly for awhile now.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby v1n5anity on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:54 pm

Dude is just a beast. What a force this guy was tonight.

Also, I love the way he handles double/triple teams compared to Bynum. He reads the D and makes quick passes to the open man. Bynum was almost incapable of that...often running INTO the doubles, not willing to make quick passes (especially if he hadn't touched the ball in a while), panicked and overall just didn't seem to handle pressure well. He was a ball stopper and a complete black hole on offence. There was no flow to the offence whenever he posted up. Dwight plays within the offence and it really shows. The thing I like about Dwight is he finds the open man and makes nice, crisp passes that are often on target. What a difference something like that makes.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby GoldHammish on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:17 pm

revgen wrote:
wcsoldier81 wrote:Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....


I think you mean Hayes. Hawes has been in Philly for awhile now.

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:35 pm

GoldHammish wrote:
revgen wrote:
wcsoldier81 wrote:Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....


I think you mean Hayes. Hawes has been in Philly for awhile now.

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:23 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....

Do you ever not whine and complain?
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:25 am

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
wcsoldier81 wrote:Great numbers ... got owned by Hawes though who is a terrific positional defender but how many times did he bring the ball and get stripped ... fundamentals ....

Do you ever not whine and complain?


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