Lakers win Howard sweepstakes
Orlando settles for fourth place in four-team trade for All-Star center
It might sound counterintuitive, but the latest round of star consolidation expanded the NBA landscape rather than shrunk it.
Put it this way: When the confetti dropped at the end of the NBA Finals in June, did you think anything could get in the way of a Heat-Thunder rematch in 2013?
Now, after an offseason haul that brought Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the Lakers could very much obstruct it and add a host of storylines, potentially putting Nash into his first Finals, pitting Kobe ...
Read full story