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Kupchak Issues Statement on Howard Leaving

August 10, 2012; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (left) and general manager Mitch Kupchak during the press conference held to introduce the three-time defensive player of the year who was aquired in a four-team trade from the Orlando Magic. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It was a wild day, but it’s done. Over. Finished. Want proof? Here’s a statement by the Lakers’ General Manager, Mitch Kupchak:

“We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career.”

If you need more to convince you on Howard leaving, I’m not sure what to tell you.

Dwight Howard is no longer a Laker.

Topics: 2013 Nba Free Agency, Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak

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  • Teareney Edwards

    GOOD BYE YOU GOD AWFUL PIECE OF UNLOYAL SHIT!!.. I HOPE YOUR DICK FALLS OFF WHEN YOU JUMP TO MAKE A DUNK, YOU PUNK BITCH… PIECE OUT “THE RIGHT COWARD”!!!!!!

  • darrell

    if you mean that the Lakers are moving in a different direction, does this mean that they are going to retain dantoni? if they do this is the second mistake, the main problem with the lakers is this idiot jim buss. he is just not worthy of wasting words on!! one of the best things i have seen happen in lakerland is for dw howard to take his act somewhere else!! now as hard as it is to say the lakers need a coach that can control kobe and make him play ball within a team concept, if he is not willing to do this can his ass too. new formula for the team to suceed is to put jeanie in charge of the whole ball of wax and have phil to get off his butt and help her as only he can.