Howard will stay...He and Kobe have started to get along. They have a good starting five, problem is they're old and their supporting cast isn't very good. If it doesn't work out, they could always let go off Gasol, MWP and Nash to create cap space, and replace them with young, all star caliber talent. Howard knows that. Lakers are one of the few teams in the league that can get almost any player they want, with the exception of Lebron maybe. I doubt he'll have a better chance of winning a championship in the league with any other team.
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