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Can't resist sharing the lead to my column about the joke from inside Lakers' offices about Dwight ...
The joke making the rounds within the Lakers' organization after Dwight Howard's departure is that he didn't just head to Houston for promises to play more in the post, escape Kobe Bryant's demands, avoid state income tax and savor a smaller town again.
There were two wholly unreported elements working in critical tandem during the process:
Dwight's baby mamas. And California's sky-high child-support rates.
Howard was never going to make more money by staying, even with that fifth guaranteed year the Lakers were offering!
The fact that the Lakers can laugh – even if the humor is rude – about Howard's departure is a reflection of the relief that many inside the club feel ... http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lakers-516271-howard-kaman.html