Dwight Howard

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Lichtenstein: Nets’ Stinker A Team Effort; Can P.J. Count On Anyone?

Contending for a championship? With this crew, that will be limited to owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s fantasies.


The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, shoots over the Nets’ Gerald Wallace during the teams’ meeting at  Barclays Center on Feb. 5, 2013. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers, Minus Their Bigs, Ride Explosive Kobe, Wear Down Nets Late

Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night.


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Reports: Nets Not Pursuing Trade For Lakers’ Dwight Howard

Nets fans, snap out of that recurring Dwightmare.


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Report: Nets GM Billy King Is Looking To Trade For Dwight Howard

According to a report, Nets general manager Billy King is looking for a third team to work with in an effort to complete a blockbuster trade that would send the 6-foot-11 center to Brooklyn.


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Knicks’ Anthony, Celtics’ Garnett To Start For East In All-Star Game

Maybe Knicks owner James Dolan should pack up those high-tech microphones and send a crew to Houston.


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Dwightmare Redux? Reports Differ On Kobe-Howard Altercation In LA

Where Dwight Howard goes, drama follows. And yes, there’s still talk of the controversial center taking his baggage to Brooklyn.


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Hartnett: Melo Versus Bryant Has The Makings Of A Christmas Day Classic

The NBA’s two highest scorers, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony lock horns in a mouth-watering match-up on Christmas Day.


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Anthony And Wallace Out For Knicks, Copeland Starts

Carmelo Anthony and Rasheed Wallace will miss out against the Cavs. Chris Copeland gets the start.


The Knicks' J.R. Smith, right, shoots over two Lakers defenders during New York's win at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, 2012. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Limp To The Finish Line, But Still Dominate D’Antoni, Lakers

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first period, and the Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Lakers 116-107 in coach Mike D’Antoni’s return to Madison Square Garden.


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Knicks Rank First In Jersey Sales For First Time Since ’04, Lin Falls Out Of Top 15

The Knicks’ hot start on the court is paying dividends for the franchise’s merchandise sector. The league released its latest sales-rankings list on Wednesday, with the Knicks leading the team-sales category for the first time since December 2004.


Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Andray Blatche Was M.I.A. In L.A.

Forget the 24-hour rule — I want to file a missing person report. It seems that Nets backup center Andray Blatche inexplicably disappeared sometime early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.


Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hang Tough With Lakers, But Ultimately Fall Short In D’Antoni’s Debut

Kobe Bryant scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes, and the Lakers hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night in Mike D’Antoni’s sideline debut.


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Howard Doesn’t Care If He Upset Nets’ Williams

Dwight Howard doesn’t care if he’s severed his relationship with Brooklyn Nets’ star Deron Williams.


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Lichtenstein: Lopez, Blatche Rise As Nets’ Centers Of Attention

Dwight who? If the Nets keep getting production at center, it won’t be long before I forget the whole Howard soap opera.


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Schmeelk: D’Antoni Is The Right Choice For Lakers

The benefits gained from the Lakers hiring Mike D’Antoni are endless.