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From Rapper Slim Thug to Lakers cable network, everyone talking to Dwight Howard

Jul 1, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

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The recruitment of Dwight Howard is not just about money, everyone is offering the max. It’s not just about basketball and the chance to win.

It’s about a million other things — Howard’s comfort level with teammates, the organization and the city, his ability to grow his brand nationally and internationally, weather, and a million other little things.

With all those other things a lot of other people are trying to get in on recruiting of Howard, directly or indirectly.

From the indirect side we bring you this little note from our friend Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngeles:

The Lakers local television network Time Warner Cable SportsNet is in need of more programing to fill its seeming 24-hour-a-day Lakers coverage (with a little Galaxy sprinkled in) and to that end have had preliminary talks with Howard about having his own show if he returns to the Lakers. This likely would be a “behind the scenes” show that follows Howard as he is a goofball and plays some basketball.

That is playing to his ego. You can be sure the Lakers in no way told TWC to do this or tampered in any way. Not that stopped the talks either.

Out in Texas Houston rapper Slim Thug wanted to help out the Rockets’ cause so he took to twitter to help. He extolled some of the more interesting advantages of life in Houston. And based on what he suggests and the language, you can bet the Rockets didn’t sign off on this recruiting effort.

Here are a handful of the tweets Slim Thug sent out, check his timeline for the ones I can’t run if you so wish.

  1. im2gr84u2h8on - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Now that we know you can talk n text in Houston it must be a no-brainer for Dwight now.

  2. elcapitanfiscal - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    Slim thug? What a terrible rapper name..


  3. 2dmo4 - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Slim Thug was never relevant. Think he was involved in 1 hit song. Think it woulda had more relevance coming from Paul Wall…..even thats kinda stretching it.

  4. 1historian - Jul 2, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    I’ve seen the phrase “ability to grow his brand nationally & internationally” as one of the reasons Howard will go here or there or the next place.

    Would someone please explain to an old fart WTF that means?


  5. klownboy - Jul 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    If Howard was smart, he’d go to Houston.

  6. bucs24 - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    I lived in Houston for 5 years than got promoted and know work in LA, taxes not a big deal, weather get A/C, better team would be Houston Lakers are very old and washed up after next year lakers will have everyone gone besides Nash release him than rebuild, I don’t think Houston will win a championship with Howard

  7. paulhargis53 - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    kb2408: That’s what a lot of us posters have been saying about you for quite some time…..who gives a turkey about what you post? 40 year old men swooning over the lakers like a teenaged girl, no one wants to see that. Couple in that with the fact that you’re a dunce when it comes to hoops knowledge……still think Jerry West was a “horrible defensive player?”

    What an idiot you are.

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