(CBS) — It has barely been 5 weeks, but Laker fans feel like its been forever since the Mavericks swept the Lakers out of the playoffs.

 Since then, all the talk in Laker Land has been about acquiring Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic.

In fact, just type in Dwight Howard into Google and the search engine will automatically put Lakers after his name.

On Thursday Magic Johnson reportedly tweets, ” Lakers should think about calling the Orlando Magic. ”   (The tweet was quickly deleted, according to many reports.)

Yeah there is that much hype.

Rightly so, Howard has told the Magic he won’t sign a contract extension and will become a free agent after next season.

It’s also no secret that Howard has a love for the city of Los Angeles. (Especially working in animation).

It all seems so easy, but in reality, this is going to take a lot to get done.

 The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke says it may take an offer of Lamar Odom AND Andrew Bynum for Howard and JJ Redick.

That’s where this thing collapses.

Bynum won’t be dealt anywhere.

So unless the Lakers can get really creative,  next season won’t include Howard in a Lakers uniform.

Comments (13)
  1. Just a Thought says:

    To quote Petter Griffin, “Who the H$LL cares?”

    1. arkell says:

      The Lakers need to trade Pau Gasol, Ron Artest and Luke Walton to Orlando for Dwight Howard. Then, they should trade Shannon Brown, Steve Blake and Dereck Fisher to Golden State for Monta Ellis or same trade to New Orleans for Chris Paul. New Laker starting line up: Andrew Bynum Center, Dwight Howard Power Forward, Lamar Odom Small Forward, Kobe Bryant Shooting Guard, and Mona Ellis or Chris Paul as Hybrid Point Guard/Shooting Guard.

  2. jaided says:

    like jaided said it, who asked you to read the article clown. obiously it caught your attention and u read it. Lakers have to get howard, his personality fits the city perfect. Howard is the star we need to replace kobe. Bynum will never do what howard does on the court, including staying healthy.

  3. Ed says:

    I would stay, Howard would be great but Keep Bynum and specially Odom and get fast, quick smart player to replace Fisher to bench. I like fisher and his most classy guy with lots of talent but I will start him from bench and I won’t even trade fisher. We need to clean up the bench but NOT Odom. He is just got 6 man award, are you kidding me. Lakers need to play with heart; I still don’t believe Dallas got Lakers # 4-0. Lakers could have won the championship but something happened in the Locke room among players. Dallas won the championship not because of Dirk they won because they play smart and what JJ berrera did through the playoff season with great skills.

  4. Gaby says:

    Check this out. This actor is a deadringer for Dwight Howard. Go in a few scenes to get a good look!

  5. Lou says:

    Luke walton 5 mil a year, sitting on the bench, patting butts, hanclapping ,waving a towel. give that money to LAUSD save 150 jobs.

  6. Amy (Laker fan for 15 years) says:

    Whatever the Lakers do they need to get rid of Bynum. He is 110% useless. He always has some kind of injury, gets tired too quickly for his age, has no lateral movement and is never an offensive threat to anyone. The only descent thing he does is block shots and that’s ONLY because of his size NOT because of any skill. Ever since the Lakers got him everyone kept saying “give him time, give him time he is still young”…well know we all now…HE SUCKS!

  7. nigel potes says:

    the buss family knows exactly what they are doing.do the howard trade win championships and make new money,5 times over.sign howard

  8. Frank says:

    Shows how little Plaschke cares about his job. Without ALL THREE Lakers centers that deal is nothing but a joke for Miami.

  9. dennnis finton says:

    Dwight Howard is going to become a Laker no if ands or buts about it Orlando dosen’t have the cap room to bring in any other big names to play with him and Stan van gundy just cant get the job done he wants to be a star like shaq were would be a better place.

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