Who's pitching whom?

Does Howard understand team legacy? Do Lakers know what he needs to hear?

Updated: May 20, 2013, 3:20 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLA.com

The clip runs frequently on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, the Lakers channel in Los Angeles -- the day after the Lakers pulled off the megatrade that brought Dwight Howard to Los Angeles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak walks Howard through the team's training facility and points at all the retired jerseys on the wall.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Magic Johnson … the list goes on.

In the foreground, you see some of the Lakers' 16 championship ...

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