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Dwight Howard lucky to be a Laker

Brooklyn might have been D12's top choice, but he'll be thankful he landed in L.A.

Updated: August 13, 2012, 12:10 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

LONDON -- The Los Angeles Lakers know their formula is tried and true. No matter which style of play is in vogue, no matter which ball handlers and shooters are being celebrated at the moment, when they see a great big man who can sustain the club's greatness into another generation, they make him a Laker. They did it in the summer of 1968 when they traded for Wilt. They did it again in June 1975 when they traded four front-line players to get Kareem. Twenty-one years later, on the first day of ...

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