We are right in the middle of a very wild and chaotic free agency. Leading the way is Dwight Howard. There’s been nonstop talk about where he is going: Houston, Dallas, Golden State, Atlanta, or the Lakers? No one knows, yet.
The Lakers sent a message when they put up a #STAYD12 banner on the side of the Staples Center — they would do whatever they could to get Dwight Howard to re-sign. A lot of people said it was begging, a lot disagreed with that. That doesn’t matter, though. What does matter is what Howard thought of it, and no one knows but him.
The banner is gone now. You will probably never see that banner again in your life (unless you Google it). Why? Are the Lakers giving up on signing Howard? No. The Lakers still think they have a shot at Howard. The reason they took the banner down and billboards was because they had already scheduled to take them down after Tuesday. Howard had his meeting with the Lakers on Tuesday, so there was no point in keeping the banner and billboards up since he has heard everything they have to say.
There have been rumors that Dwight will make a decision on Friday, so stay tuned to see if these rumors are true.