Lakers Rumors: Campaign to Re-Sign Dwight Howard Is Becoming a Farce

The courting of Dwight Howard just went from annoying to comical.

ESPN's Arash Markazi reported that Howard could be offered some sort of reality television deal should he re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Think of how grating Howard presently is. Now just imagine getting to watch him even more in a weekly program. Somebody should probably go ahead and contact the representatives of the Peabody Awards now.

This is just another move in the Lakers' campaign to bring the big man back for next season.

Do you live in Los Angeles? If the answer is no, then you've missed out seeing the massive billboards the team has placed around the city. Luckily, the Lakers have posted said billboards on their Twitter account.

This is a franchise that has won 16 championships and been home to some of the greatest players to ever play the game. Yet, the Lakers still feel the need to go after Dwight Howard so hard. It's simply not befitting the reputation Los Angeles has built over the decades.

It's one thing to make a player feel wanted. It's quite another to plaster signs all over town imploring the player to stay and dangling a reality show as an incentive to stay.

If this is a team like the Charlotte Bobcats, you could understand why it would want to go that extra mile to sign Howard. The Bobcats don't have a great reputation, so they'd need a lot to convince Howard that Charlotte is the place for him.

Since the Lakers are the team resorting to such tactics, this whole campaign just reeks of desperation.

Quite frankly, the Lakers should be in a position where the player courts the team. If 16 world titles and countless retired numbers aren't enough to make a player want to stay, then maybe he's not the kind of player who fits the organization.

The other point that bears discussion is if Howard is even worth the effort.

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