When Dwight Howard came to LA he immediately posted a picture on twitter of himself holding a basketball with a bunch of jerseys of former great Laker Centers such as Shaq and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the back round. If pictures are worth a thousand words then those are worth a few million. He put himself in the same class as some of the greatest centers to ever play the game of basketball. This postseason the Stage is all his with Kobe Bryant injured he can either rise up and become great or just post pictures about it.
As most of the Sports world knows the Lakers had a very up and down season. Mike Brown got fired early, D'antoni was hired, Dwight and Kobe had chemistry Issues and the Lakers got off to a tough start. Through all of that the Lakers are still in the playoffs.
The Lakers enter the 1st round as underdogs vs a Familiar foe in the San Antonio Spurs Without Kobe Bryant which means it will allow Dwight to Give more touches in the offense . We need to see that guy who was dominant in Orlando and led the Magic to the finals. I want to see him stop being nice and dominate average 20 Points and 15 Rebounds. That's easier said than done though the San Antonio Spurs are one hell of a team and will exploit even the greatest players weakness.
Dwight has a great opportunity in front of him to truly become the great player the Lakers traded Andrew Bynum to get. Now is not the time to make Friends nor is it the time to smile it's time to become a Champion. Can Dwight Howard help the Lakers upset the Spurs and lead them deep into the Playoffs?
The Playoffs begin for the Lakes today April 21st as they take on the San Antonio Spurs.