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Lakers News: Shaq Defends Mike D’Antoni, Criticizes Dwight Howard

Since Dwight Howard's arrival in Los Angeles, Shaquille O'Neal has been highly demanding and critical of him. Throughout the season, O'Neal demanded "28 points and 15 rebounds" and applied a lot of pressure on Howard to perform. After deciding to join the Houston Rockets, O'Neal wasn't surprised about Howard's decision to leave Los Angeles. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show ...

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Lakers News: Team Reportedly Interested In Free Agent Elton Brand

With Dwight Howard out of the picture in the Laker rotation, it's time for the Lakers to initiate their secondary plans. There is a glaring need for an additional big man, and with limited options available, it seems that the Lakers are very cautious and concerned with filling that void as soon as possible so that they have an opportunity to remain competitive in the NBA. According to Ramona Shelburne of ES ...

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Shaq Rips Dwight Howard For Leaving Lakers For Houston Rockets

The feud between Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard has taken another twist. After Howard announced his decision to head to Houston and join the Rockets, spurning an extra $30 million from the Lakers, Shaq, predictably, had some things to say about Howard's departure. --------Celebrate Shaq's jersey retirement with this Shaquille O'Neal wallpaper!-------- While speaking to reporters, including USA Today's N ...

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Lakers Rumors: Lakers Have Reached Out To Lamar Odom

The Los Angeles Lakers will be initiating their Plan B as a result of Friday's news that Dwight Howard agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets instead of the Lakers. With a massive payroll even without Dwight Howard on the books, the Lakers are very limited financially of what they can offer to fill in the holes of their roster for next season. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and ...

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Lakers Nation Week in Review: Jun. 29- Jul. 6

The "Dwightmare" is finally over as the All-Star center has decided to join the Houston Rockets. The Lakers tried their best to convince Howard to re-sign with the team, but it always seemed as though his mind was set for Texas. Los Angeles put up billboards all over the city, but at the end of the day, Howard became the first player to ever willingly leave the Lakers and an extra $30 million on the table. ...

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Lakers Nation Wishes Pau Gasol A Happy 33rd Birthday

Today, July 6, is the 33rd birthday of Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, and we here at Lakers Nation would like to send our best birthday wishes to the big man. Gasol joined the Lakers in 2008 and instantly turned the team into championship contenders. In his time in Los Angeles, Gasol has won two NBA championships and has become a fan favorite for both his efforts on and off the court and his superb p ...

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Lakers News: Twitter Reacts to Dwight Howard’s Departure

After days of speculation, Dwight Howard has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets with a four year, $88 million deal. Here are the top 10 Twitter reactions: 1. Sam Amick of USA Today was the first to report Dwight Howard going to the Rockets. Dwight Howard has chosen to sign with the Houston Rockets, @USATODAYSports has learned. Story to come. - http://t.co/eNYYg63uJo — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 5, 20 ...

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Lakers News: Team Will Not Cut, Use Amnesty Clause on Pau Gasol

When Dwight Howard announced he was taking his game to Houston, the rest of the basketball world assumed that meant the team would hang onto Pau Gasol. With the team's former center gone, L.A. will still need a formidable big man roaming the paint. After rumors that the team might attempt to use their Amnesty provision on Gasol this summer, it's now being reported by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, th ...

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Lakers News: Dwight Howard Takes Indirect Shot at Mike D’Antoni

Before Dwight Howard made his decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets, one major concern was his relationship with head coach Mike D'Antoni. It has been rumored for months that Howard has voiced his displeasure with D'Antoni and his perimeter-oriented offense. While Howard never asked Lakers management to fire D'Antoni, it was clear that Howard wasn't pleased with his role in this s ...

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Complete Dwight Howard ‘D-Day’ Timeline: The Dwightmare Concludes

July 5, 2013 will be known as "D-Day" in the basketball world, when Dwight Howard once again had everyone pulling hair with his unpredictable future. The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets were the two remaining teams in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, but the Golden State Warriors were slowly becoming serious threats early on in the day. Lakers Nation wrote that the Warriors were dumping salaries in ord ...

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