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Lakers Pull Shocker, Hire D'Antoni

Justin Lane/EPA

OK, we know Steve Nash will be thrilled with the Lakers' sudden reversal that went from Phil Jackson to Mike D'Antoni. Kobe Bryant was lobbying hard for Phil, but he likes D'Antoni enough that he won't be making McKayla Maroney faces at the notion of getting his second choice. The big question is how this plays out for Dwight Howard, the one whose opinion will ultimately matter most of all.

 

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