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Well, Dwight Howard got what he wanted. He quite possibly screwed over his old franchise and its fans for years to come, but Howard is in L.A where he is happy.
Lakers fans should be happy, too.
As if we thought the Heat's roster was crazy, the Lakers have formed an even better super team. They've created a big four that consists of Howard, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant.
People will try to poke holes in their roster and point out that they don't have a bench, but they have more of a bench than the Heat did two years ago. In fact, Jordan Hill, Antawn Jamison, Chris Duhon, Steve Blake and Troy Murphy are pretty decent. If nothing else, they at least have some experience.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the Lakers are a lock for a title, because they aren't.
Nash is 38, Howard is going to miss the beginning of the season due to injury, the bench is below average and the team will likely need a few weeks before they develop chemistry. In addition, either Kobe or Dwight will have to make a sacrifice and take less shots if they want this team to work. Otherwise, it could end in disaster.
But, this team should do well. If all is going according to plan, the Lakers can beat the Spurs. They can beat the Thunder. They might even be able to beat the Heat.
I'd expect them to struggle out of the gate, but finish the season strong.
For those of you upset, at least take pleasure in the fact that this dynasty can't last very long. After all, Kobe and Nash will likely both be retired within five years and Gasol will be on his way out.