Dwight Howard Sends Savage Message as Lakers Lock in for Rockets Series

Robert Marvi
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On Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers will take the next step towards their 17th NBA championship by facing the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

L.A. center Dwight Howard seems ready based on a savage post he published via social media.


Howard could have an opportunity to feast in the upcoming series, as the Rockets are known for playing an undersized lineup and shooting more 3-pointers than any other team this season.

With Howard, Javale McGee and Anthony Davis giving the Lakers a big size advantage, they could dominate the boards at both sides of the court and limit the Rockets’ easy baskets.

On the other hand, if the Rockets’ small lineup proves difficult for the Lakers big men to defend, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel may be forced to augment his lineup.

Howard has been having a solid season for the Purple and Gold. In doing so, he’s managed to rewrite the narrative that has dogged him for several years.

Dating back to his first stint with the Lakers in the 2012-13 season, Howard had been seen as a pariah who had been more focused on himself at the expense of his teammates.

This season, he has embraced a greatly reduced role while being a cheerleader of sorts for his teammates.

Surely, that positive role will continue no matter what Howard’s role on the court during this series proves to be.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.