He can play with Kobe Bryant, making Howard's dream come true.
He can play in a huge media market — and be a "Hollywood star."
He can win a title this season.
Plus, there's the Shaq-precedent:
Shaq left Orlando for L.A. and it worked out fine — or far more than fine.
With the Clippers on the rise and the Lakers in decline, don't be surprised if the Lakers' brass makes some bold moves to get Howard.
Dwight headed to L.A.
I started saying this at training camp last year, the one before the lockout:
Dwight Howard is going to be a Laker.
Look, the Magic can talk about Howard staying to earn more. But they simply can't gamble and allow him to become a free agent, not after already losing Shaq 15 years ago with nothing in return. Orlando is the Lakers' farm team, but I know this:
Scoff at Dwight-for-'Drew, but it's still the best deal any team has received for a superstar forcing his hand.