Dwight Howard and Chris Paul Could Still Be Teammates

Sports fans should be intrigued by what’s brewing in Los Angeles right now.  As the USC Trojans crash their way right back into college football’s elite after a two-year bowl game ban, the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers have two of the best teams in the NBA heading into this year. 

Life is good in Los Angeles right now and it usually is—the weather is just too perfect.

But this isn’t about the weather.  This is about the fact that this is going to be a fun season in the City of Angels.  The season after this one though, especially for the Clippers and Lakers, has early and subtle implications of being even better.

Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are still going to be free agents at the end of this season meaning they could still, as supposedly planned, be on the same team very soon.  The fact that they’re in the same city puts a further twist on their free-agency situations.    

As Howard has finally made his way to Hollywood, contending for a title and knocking off the Oklahoma City Thunder as champs of the Western Conference doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it recently did for the Lakers.

Paul, on the other hand, is in the same arena on different nights and looking to elevate the Clippers from entertaining to actually contending.  As far as basketball contracts go, the possibility of D12 and CP3 playing together in L.A. is very realistic.

For now, though, the Lakers have Steve Nash and he isn’t just some old guy they picked up.  The purple and gold are officially legit contenders with Nash as, without question, he is a complete turnaround and massive upgrade for the Lakers.  Although he’s widely considered a defensive-minded head coach, in acquiring Nash, Mike Brown has to be ecstatic. 

Nash knows when to shoot and pass, and having Howard running the floor, Kobe Bryant t...

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