Take Two for July 10, 2013

Sports Roundup: Lakers lose Howard, NFL Combine and more

Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

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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.

It's time to romp through the world of sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, brothers who've covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN. 

It's free agent signing day in the NBA. The day when rich basketball players put pen to paper and get even richer. Last Friday, Dwight Howard made his decision to turn his back on the Lakers as he has picked the Houston Rockets. Now, with a few days to settle down we're finding out his reasons for leaving. 

It is rare that the Lakers ever get kicked to the curb. What does this mean for their brand and second for the team this upcoming season and the future?

On the other hand, the Lakers' Staples Center co-tenant the Clippers couldn't be flying higher if they tried.

Every year in Indianapolis, the NFL holds the Combine where they gather college football players to measure, weigh and physically and psychologically test them. Essentially a giant football job fair, but could the league be looking to thinking about changing who they invite to this thing?

Is the NFL looking to revamp their whole screening process after seeing what's going on with former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being charged with murder?  

Now to a lighter bit of football news, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick led his team to the Super Bowl this past season so it sounds like he's got a good head on his shoulders, but there might be problem with what he puts on top of it.

Finally, our weekly Yasiel Puig update. 


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