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#pounditSunday, August 9, 2020

Dwight Howard raves about Lakers’ team chemistry

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The Los Angeles Lakers were doing very well before the NBA season was abruptly paused, and Dwight Howard offered a hint as to why.

Howard raved about how tight the Lakers are, saying the team chemistry was “off the roof.”

“Just the chemistry we had before this was off the roof,” Howard said, via Mike Trudell of the team’s official website. “And then now, it’s like we have to build that up again. We got to get that engine flowing … But I think with the group of guys that we have, I also think with the hunger that we have to win a championship, once we get back it will be like we never left each other.

“The way we care for each other, we care for this team, this city and winning the championship. Everything is already broadcast, a lot about who we are as people and our character. I just think you’d get a chance to see it more in depth. Just how much we really love being with each other, how much we really enjoy the game, enjoy playing with each other. We’ve all had to come from some difficult situations and things have all happened to us in our personal lives and for us to really sacrifice whatever we’ve had to sacrifice for this team.”

This is high praise from Howard, especially when you consider how his first stint with the Lakers went. He’s clearly having a very different experience this time around. It showed in the record, too — the Lakers are 49-14, and the 34-year-old Howard has been a key part of that off the bench.

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