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Sports Roundup: Dwight Howard, Yasiel Puig and more

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Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 21, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

What might Dwight Howard do, has Yasiel Puig done enough and would you like a steaming hot cup o' boring with your strawberries and cream? 

It's time for a look at sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzsky, brothers who have sports for the Los Angeles Times and ESPN.  

For most of us, becoming a free agent means you're is jobless, but for a superstar pro-basketball player, it means something way different. NBA free agency began Monday, but what does that mean for the players and the league?

Lakers center Dwight Howard is free agent and the drama around him this week has been thick. The Lakers put up billboards and have met with him to try and convince him to stay. Howard has also met with the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers and Los Angeles are not often in a position where they have to convince someone to stay here.

A month ago the Dodgers were in last place, then Yasiel Puig arrived and has hit, literally, batting .443 with eight home runs. Now the Dodgers are only a bit behind first place. We've debated whether Puig should be an All-Star.

Argentine Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world and many argue the greatest of all time. Last year he set the world record for most goals in a year with 91, but Messi might not have many friends here in L.A. 

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