Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Metta Keeps Howard On The Path

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace seems to think he has the power to keep Howard in LA. On a radio show this morning, Metta used some colorful words to describe how he plans to keep Dwight in L.A.:

“The bulls that you bullfight…those things that you tie those things to the bulls that make them go crazy? I got two of those things tied to Dwight Howard’s t——–, so he can’t move.”

The start of July is approaching, a time basketball fans in Los Angeles are waiting for to see where both Dwight Howard and Chris Paul decide to go.  One thing is for sure at the Clippers, however; the trade with the Celtics is over.

It appears Boston may have done the damage, being too demanding and scaring the Clippers away. Although Doc Rivers has been a successful coach, the Clippers have the ability to get someone for less money that can also do the job.

Lakers Nation would like to wish a very happy birthday to the late Laker and basketball legend, George Mikan. Mikan averaged 22.6 points over his nine year professional basketball career. He was in the first class elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959 and named a member of the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. He passed away in 2005.

Tim Duncan has more in common with Kobe Bryant than the thirst for his next championship ring. The two NBA greats love Sprite! At least they did in 1999, when this epic blast from the past came out. Missy Elliot makes an appearance and Kobe is sporting his legendary 90’s fro’ in Sprite’s commercial. Check it out for a daily dose of LOLZ.

Lakers Nation News

Video: Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan Star In Sprite Commerical

Lakers Nation Celebrates The Late George Mikan’s Birthday

NBA News: Clippers Call Off Trade Talks With Celtics

Metta World Peace Says Dwight Howard Isn’t Going to the Rockets

Lakers News

Will Dwight Howard Re-Sign With the Lakers? [Silver Screen and Roll]

Mike D’Antoni’s Staff Continues to Evolve; Ham Out, Lewis In [Lakers Now]

Kobe Bryant, Over Time [Forum Blue and Gold]

Watch Dwight Howard Show Off His Acting Skills [Lakers Now]

There’s a Big Kobe Bryant Sculpture in China, Apparently [Ball Don’t Lie]

Marcus Landry Expected to Join Lakers’ Summer League Squad [Lakers Now]

Metta World Peace Says Howard Isn’t Going Anywhere Because He Has a Hold on His… um… Those [ProBasketballTalk]

Phil Jackson Takes a Look ‘Through the Lens’ Tuesday [Lakers Now]

NBA News

If Spurs Win, Tony Parker Should Be the Finals MVP [ProBasketballTalk]

Heat-Spurs NBA Finals Game 6: 5 Big Questions [Ball Don’t Lie]

Denver Nuggets Hire Tim Connelly as New Vice President of Basketball Operations [Yahoo Sports]

It’s Dead: Clippers Shut Down Massive Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett Trade With Celtics [Dime Magazine]

Ben McLemore Was Out of Shape for Recent Workouts [ProBasketballTalk]

Nerlens Noel: ‘No excuse’ if Knee Doesn’t Heal Quickly [USA Today]

Ex-Penn State Guard Jermaine Marshall Changes His Mind About Turning Pro [The Dagger]

Fisher’s Lawyer Claims Hunter has Conflict of Interest with Judge [CBS Sports]

Russell Westbrook Off Crutches [ESPN]

Saric, Pelle Among 18 to Pull Out of NBA Draft [ProBasketballTalk]

LeBron’s NBA Finals Legacy [Yahoo Sports]

The Heat Have Already Won The Title, According to LeBron’s Shoes [Eye on Basketball]

Why LeBron James Doesn’t Need To Win Another NBA Championship [Dime Magazine]

Win or Lose, Coaches Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra Have Been Up to Their Finals Task [Ball Don’t Lie]

Chris Paul, Not Celtics Trade, Will Make or Break Clippers’ Offseason [ProBasketballTalk]

The ‘Little General’ Tried to Pull a Fast One on Pop with Danny Green [Project Spurs]

Scottie Pippen Defends Derrick Rose [ESPN]

Shabazz Muhammad Fueled by Critics as NBA Draft Nears [USA Today]

Sean Elliott on Tony Parker: ‘Everything That They’ve Said About French People Doesn’t Apply to Him’ [Ball Don’t Lie]

NBA Playoffs Fashion [Yahoo Sports]

Celtics Stuck in Limbo Without Clippers Trade [ProBasketballTalk]

Kevin Ware Inspires 14-Year-Old Car Accident Victim With Surprise Hospital Visit [The Dagger]

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