CP3 and D12: what could have been

David Stern's "basketball reasons" foiled the Lakers' plan to join an All-Star pair

Updated: November 5, 2013, 10:00 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard had a smile on his face as he walked back into Staples Center on Monday night for the first time since leaving the Los Angeles Lakers, a team that wanted him so badly that it plastered a sign outside the arena and billboards around town begging him to stay.

He shook his head as he was asked questions about his former team while he took off socks with a caricature of a dog on them and gave computer advice to reporters. In the locker room down the hall, Chris ...

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