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Posted February 28, 2013 - 04:20 PM



Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games but had to miss last summer's London Games while recovering from back surgery, said he wants to be back on the team in 2016.


"No doubt," Howard said Thursday when asked if he wanted to play in Brazil.


Howard will be 30 years old when the next Olympics roll around. He expressed disappointment in not being able to go for back-to-back gold medals this summer, much like Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant was able to do, because of the back surgery he underwent in April.


"I was pissed off," Howard said. "I was mad I couldn't play in the playoffs. I was mad I couldn't play in the Olympics. I was pissed. I was looking forward to going to London. I was looking forward to making a big run in the playoffs last season, so I wasn't too happy about the fact that I had to have surgery and miss a lot of basketball."


D'Antoni said he does not know if he'll continue to serve on the coaching staff without Krzyzewski around.


"We'll see," D'Antoni said. "That's not on my radar right now."


Does Howard know who could be coaching him in Rio?


"My only concern right now is winning a championship with the Lakers and how we can get better," Howard said. "I can't control what happens in the Olympics."

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 04:26 PM

Can't blame him, I'd want to play there too :naughty:



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 04:31 PM

As if the motivation of representing his country weren't enough, then you add going to a place like Brazil and messing around with all its Women. Ain't no telling how many more baby Mamas Dwight might have, lol.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Misleading title. But he will be in the Olympics. 

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 04:38 PM

I'd go to Brazil, too, but not to play basketball, lol.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Haha Dwight gonna be on a pleasure 1st, work 2nd trip to Brazil!!! Damn he probably gonna have 20 more new kids and babymama's after these Olympics are finished lol. Never mind the gold medals, he be winning him some bronze beauties!!!

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 05:52 PM

My girlfriend is Brazilian and still has family in Rio and Sao paulo. Maybe I'll go see team USA and Dwight in 2016 down there :cool2:

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:02 PM

149 points away. Might do it at home vs WAS next FRI (10 days from now) or 13 days from now at Golden State



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:12 PM

It'll be him and maybe Davis as the primary big men anyway, the team will need him. 

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