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The same pros that always seem to go hand in hand with the Los Angeles Lakers apply here.
L.A. offers Dwight Howard the one thing that he seems to covet above all else: attention. Staying in purple and gold allows him to be the constant focus of media outlets, always be given a featured spot in sports discussions and have the potential for plenty of endorsements.
The Lakers have both a passionate and an incredibly large fanbase, and it's tough to find a bigger market than the one offered by the City of Angels.
Additionally, the Lakers are willing to spend money to win championships. The luxury tax might as well not exist for L.A. brass because the team makes so much revenue that it can afford to pay salary-cap penalties without so much as a second thought.
If Dwight remains, he can be absolutely certain that the management will do everything in its power to bring in supporting pieces capable of winning a championship.
How much does this team have left in the tank, and who's even going to be on it?
Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash are all under contract for the 2013-14 season, but there are problems associated with each of them.
Kobe's Achilles isn't exactly in great shape, and it could be quite a while before he regains his All-Star form.
Pau dealt with injuries throughout the 2012-13 campaign, failing to live up to the expectations until the end of the year. Can he still be a dominant player for an extended period?
Nash is just old, and there's no telling how much he has left in the tank.
Beyond that, L.A.'s roster is filled with even more uncertainty. Jodie Meeks has a team option, Metta World Peace has an early termination option and Antawn Jamison and Earl Clark are unrestricted free agents.
There's no guarantee that this version of the Lakers, even with Dwight in place, can make the playoffs, much less win a title. And as the years progress, the aforementioned stars will decline, thus closing the championship window even further.