(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.