Dwight Howard, Chris Paul to LA and NY: NBA Needs Lakers, Knicks More Than Ever

With the Heat still alive in the NBA Playoffs, many who determined Miami's free agency binge to be a waste are singing a different tune.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh got off to a very rocky start this season, but now they seem to have found a way to play off each other.  Yes, sometimes there exhibit signs of a Miami team who has not figured it out yet, but we cannot deny reality.

And the reality is that the Heat are still battling their way toward an NBA title, in only their first season of their superstar powerhouse experiment.  Very few people had the big three winning a title in their first season together, especially after their auspicious star.  

But nown Miami has other organizations wondering if it is time to take the same route, and who can blame them?

Enter the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, two teams in pursuit of what Miami already has.

Furthermore, enter Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams, the latest players holding the potential structure of the NBA in their hands.

The Knicks are no strangers to the powerhouse concept.  Ever since missing out on the opportunity to sign a second premiere free agent this past Summer, New York's goal has been to put together a big three that could rival that of the Heat's.

With Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire already in place, the Knicks are one player away from achieving their goal.

Unlike New York though, Los Angeles is new to this concept.  They have always been about having a centerpiece to their team, and surrounding said someone, mainly Kobe Bryant, with more than capable role players like Lamar Odom.

However, after this year's postseason meltdown, the Lakers have their eyes on obtaining the Orlando Magic's Howard to pair along side Bryant.  What's more is there is a general consensus that they do not want to stop there, and will make a play via trade fo...

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