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Dwight Howard, Lakers not a match

Center just never seemed willing to embrace climate of the franchise

Updated: July 6, 2013, 12:04 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- He seemed like the perfect fit.

The second coming of Superman.

A dominating center to follow in the footsteps of George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal.

A larger-than-life personality tailor-made for the bright lights of Hollywood.

He seemed to be the perfect player to take the torch from Kobe Bryant, who will turn 35 in August, and become the next franchise player for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Everything seemed ...

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