By now we all know that Kareem Abdul- Jabbar has been hanging out with Dwight Howard and giving him some basketball advice. Or just tweeting him; I am just as confused as you. One thing is for sure though, both players feel a mutual pull towards one another to help Howard’s basketball career in L.A.
Kareem helped coach Andrew Bynum while he was in L.A., and plans on continuing the tradition with Howard. My one word of advice; be careful Dwight. I respect Kareem a lot, but he did sort of speak ill of Bynum at the end of this season.
If you feel like catching up on a little more drama, check out today’s post by Josh Sexton. It was announced last week that Shaq was expecting to have his jersey retired this season. What is interesting is that O’Neal is only the second player to have a retired jersey that didn’t end their career in Los Angeles. The other was Gail Goodrich.
O’Neal is owed recognition, but it’s sad to think that the end of his career with the Lakers was somewhat of a disaster. I appreciated him playing another seven years for different teams too, but even those years were not spectacular (minus his championship with Miami).
Lastly, we wanted to make sure to clear up and alleviate some of your Lakers viewing woes with an explanation of what is happening with the Time Warner Cable deal. Make sure to check out this post if you are feeling at all concerned.
Lakers Nation News
Mo Money, Mo Problems [Forum Blue and Gold]
Dwight Howard Meets Up With Kareem Abdul Jabbar [Lakers Blog]
How Much Longer Will Kobe Play? [Silver Screen and Roll]
Pau Gasol Describes UNICEF Trip to Chad as ‘Intense’ [LA Times]
Los Angeles Lakers Legends Overshadowed Jamaal Wilkes’ Hall-of-Fame Career [Yahoo Sports]
Howard Tweets About Abdul-Jabbar [ESPN LA]
Kobe Bryant: My struggles with Phil Jackson [Yahoo Sports]
Shaq’s No. 34 to be Retired by Lakers on April 2 [Lakers Blog]
Caption contest: Metta World Peace Enjoying Shots at a Bowling Alley [LA Times]
Dwight Howard Will Be Los Angeles Lakers’ Next Hall-of-Fame Center with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Yahoo Sports]
NBA 3 on 3 Tournament: Why the Utah Jazz Team Will Beat Their 1st Round Opponent [SLC Dunk]
Deep Shooting Is Even More Important Than You Think [SB Nation]
Video – Vince Carter – The Biggest Disappointment in Raptors’ History? [Raptor HQ]
Thanks to ‘Swoosh’ and MJ, Nike’s Knight Lands in Hall [NBA.com]
New Stats Confirm You Want to Take Shots at Rim or From Three [ProBasketballTalk]
Heat to Give Former Knicks C Josh Harrellson a Second ‘Try Out’ [Eye on Basketball]
Bombs Away: Judging NBA Teams’ Promiscuity From Beyond The Arc [SB Nation]
A Look Back at the Collective Bargaining Agreement [The Dream Shake]
Rondo Says Three Celtics Keys to a Title: Defend, Rebound, Stop LeBron [ProBasketballTalk]
Mark Jackson: Reggie Miller Was ‘As Good As Any Two-Guard,’ Outside of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant [Ball Don’t Lie]
Presidential Politics: Obama’s ‘The Heat’ To Romney’s ‘Jeremy Lin’ [NBA.com]
Rap Album To Feature NBA Stars And Also Carlos Boozer [SB Nation]
Update: Harrellson to workout with Heat in hopes of contract [ProBasketballTalk]