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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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16.

say wha    

Don't give a sh * t

711 days ago
17.

raypugh07    

big 3?!?!?! the Lakers have a big 4!!!

711 days ago
18.

laffnbear    

What knucklehead name are they gonna give him?

711 days ago
19.

laffnbear    

The love affair begins. These two sound like fourteen year olds.

711 days ago
20.

Jeff Becker    

Looks like the past, present & future. LA, Miami, Oklamoma City

711 days ago
21.

Oh A 💛💋    

Kobe !!!!

711 days ago
22.

Jean    

Good riddance to bad rubbish!

711 days ago
23.

hockeyfan    

How can you people who vote in the poll believe the L.A. Lakers big 3 is better than Oklahoma's, L.A.'s big 3 is are all a bunch of old men, Oklahoma's big 3 is all in their early 20's, and have a better chance of winning then their other counter parts.

711 days ago
24.

KicksandGiggles    

Here's My Best Big 3: #1.I don't give a crap. #2. Why should anybody care? Lets watch grass grow #3 Does anybody give a damn?

711 days ago
25.

Laura    

Yeah!!! hopefully this will motive everyone involved with the Laker team. Good move on Laker's part not to trade Pau & trade Andrew. Hopefully Andrew with keep his comments to himself where ever he's at. I think he has alittle maturning to do. He needs to stop opening his mouth to much & bad mouthing the team.............

711 days ago
26.

Bambi    

They haven't even had a practice and they are claiming a championship. Lol. Just wait until Howard steals some of Kobe's limelight and Kobe has a major meltdown. Call up the real Superman, Shaq and he will give you the 411 on what it is really like playing with the rapist.

711 days ago
27.

John    

Nice lips.

709 days ago
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