HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Will Dwight Howard stay with the Los Angeles Lakers or will he chase his championship dreams in Houston, Dallas, Golden State or Atlanta?
This is the question that hangs over the basketball world. And only Howard, the man in the middle of the free agent summer of 2013, can give us an answer.
All of the sales pitches are finished, the Mavericks and Lakers wrapped up that process Tuesday. Heavy hitters from all of Howard’s suitors made the trek to Beverly Hills to woo him, the Lakers even made sure Steve Nash, Mike D’Antoni and Kobe Bryant joined their recruiting team. (Apparently Jack Nicholson weighed in as well.)
Not everyone is pleased that the Lakers had to go the billboards/Twitter route to try to convince Howard to stay in LA. In fact, our very own Rick Fox seemed to have a different message altogether:
For an explanation of those tweets and a robust discussion of all the latest free agent news (on guys like Josh Smith, Chris Paul, David West and others), rumors and complete nonsense, you need only listen to Episode 124 of the Hang Time Podcast …
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