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Dwight Howard

I'm with Kobe Now!

NBA Approves Lakers Deal

8/10/2012 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Dwight Howard
is officially suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers -- the NBA approved the 4-team trade that finally gets him out of Orlando and into the purple and gold.

General managers for the Lakers, Magic, Nuggets, and 76ers wrapped up a conference call with the league to finalize details of the trade this morning.

Howard, a 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, had asked the Magic to trade him several months ago ... and since then there have been non-stop rumors about him ending up on the Nets, Mavericks, Rockets, or Lakers.

The deal also sends Andrew Bynum from LA to Philly -- while the Lakers pick up Chris Duhon and Earl Clark ... in addition to Howard.

As we previously reported, Kobe Bryant is fired up about the deal ... writing on Facebook -- "I have spoken to Dwight Howard already and we are locked and loaded to bring back the title."

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1.

Jack    

Might as well just skip the season and jump right to the finals between the Lakers and Heat. So much for parity.

615 days ago
2.

DopeLikeCoke    

Such an over-stacked team. Still won't help The Rapist...I mean Master Splinter...I mean Kobe...to PASS the effing ball.

615 days ago
3.

CLINT    

That's a tough Best Big Three poll. All are great and gritty players.

615 days ago
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mattsmom11    

Well, you spend the money to get the BEST players and there is a title in the future... Guess that is why the PHOENIX SUNS have never won a title... With the owner they have now... What a joke... ( the owner) I am still 100% a PHOENIX SUNS FAN......

615 days ago
5.

Joe    

Orlando Magic.... Biggest idiots in the world to let the two top big men go for nothing (shaq) and scrubs (Dwight).

I'm glad Dwight left though. Biggest whiner on the planet. Now Shaq will definitely rip him a new one for following him also.

615 days ago
6.

spokenword    

Another boring NBA season.

615 days ago
7.

Cricket    

Best 3- Jordan, Pippen, Rodman...

615 days ago
8.

DaveT    

Gonna be some good hoop, Kobe's on to something

615 days ago
9.

D. Potter    

So what! I heard this on ESPN way before this...TMZ stick to celebrity news, you morons...

615 days ago
10.

greatwhiteknight    

Go Magic!!!

615 days ago
11.

Michelle    

Major GAG! Note to self: Games not to watch...all Laker games, even when they're playing the Blazers.

615 days ago
12.

sb    

unfortunately dh (and he is a dh, by the way) just changed coasts...was hoping he would change planets.

615 days ago
13.

sarah    

Wonder if he will refund the money to all the kids/families the $200 a kid that was paid to go to his basketball camp this summer in Orlando, he was too busy at Dodger games to show up.....

615 days ago
14.

ashley    

What happened to Lamar Odom, ?
The Lakers don't want him back?

615 days ago
15.

jokerchick    

Lebron's headband does all the work, I hope he pays that thing well

615 days ago
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