SH Blog: Kobe holds court in Barcelona, but LeBron is King of Team USA

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The two biggest names in this game we love remain Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. And as free agency slows to a crawl after three frenetic weeks, the basketball world’s focus is on Barcelona, Spain, where Bryant, James and the rest of Team USA practiced and held court with the international media, one day before their “friendly” vs. Argentina on Sunday. In terms of popularity, Bryant is the unquestioned king. His jersey is the top seller internationally, while James is third, trailing Derrick Rose.

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Dwight Howard willing to sign long-term with Lakers

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Dwight Howard is dominating the offseason news again. On Wednesday, we told you there was an ESPN report detailing the early framework of a three-team deal in which the Orlando Magic would send Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, who would send Andrew Bynum to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who would send Anderson Varejao and a package of draft picks to the Magic. Now comes a report from RealGM.com that says Howard is willing to commit long-term to the Lakers. In other words,

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Better tandem: Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin or Andrew Bynum and Kyrie Irving?

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Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin. Andrew Bynum and Kyrie Irving. If you were trying to build a team from nothing, which tandem would you rather have? Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey has spent the entire offseason trying to put together the first tandem. He reeled in Lin on Tuesday night but has been unable to get the Orlando Magic to budge on Howard. Cleveland Cavaliers GM Chris Grant may be trying to put together the second tandem. He drafted Irving just over a year

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SH Blog: Writers blast James Dolan, SI interviews Jeremy Lin, MSG stock heavily drops

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James Dolan let Jeremy Lin walk for absolutely nothing. Was it a mistake? According to a number of writers, it was a huge mistake, and the big fall of MSG stock appears to strongly back up the notion. See why Dolan may have made one of his worst moves as an owner (and that’s saying a lot) below. You’ll also find Lin’s interview with SI to have a better understanding of what he went through during his time as a Knicks

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Cavaliers might help Lakers acquire Dwight Howard while snaring Bynum

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You didn’t expect the Dwight Howard rumors to just go away, did you? After the Orlando Magic were unable to reach agreement with the Brooklyn Nets – Howard’s preferred destination – the Houston Rockets emerged as a possible landing spot for the superstar center. Rockets GM Daryl Morey has spent the offseason clearing salary cap space and acquiring young players and draft picks to put together a potential package that Magic GM Rob Hennigan would find desirable. Tuesday night’s acquisition of basketball

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Report: Howard will be traded to Lakers

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NBA Photos; Retouch by @stevesolis This is not going to come as welcome news to Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets, but there is a report out there today from an Orlando TV station that Dwight Howard is very close to being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. David Pingalore of WKMG-TV in Orlando uses some pretty strong language in his report. “This past week has been nothing but multiple smoke screens concerning the Dwight Howard drama. According to Pingalore’s

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Observations and chatter from Orlando Summer League

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ORLANDO — For one week in July, a small portion of the basketball universe converges upon central Florida to watch and participate in the Summer League. The Orlando event is always outshined by its Las Vegas counterpart, partly because there is no strip and partly because only eight NBA teams participate. The Orlando summer league is very intimate, and it is very common to see media, agents, and NBA executives conversing.  The basketball is very opportunistic as players try to secure

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SH Blog: Houston Rockets to amnesty Luis Scola, will go after Dwight Howard

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Another day passed by, which meant another day of having to deal with Dwightmare. Orlando’s new general manager Rob Hennigan apparently thought  there was a chance to convince the malcontent center to stay home. See how Howard responded, and how far the Houston Rockets are willing to go to acquire him in today’s news:Rob Hennigan tried to talk Dwight Howard into changing his mind about wanting to be traded from the Magic, but Howard would have none of it, from

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