A Dwight Howard TV Show? Lakers Contract Might Only Be the Beginning

Dwight Howard Lakers TV Time Warner

Time Warner Cable involved in contract talks with center

Time Warner Cable Sports Net has, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com, reportedly discussed giving free agent NBA center Dwight Howard his own TV show if he re-signs with the Los Angeles Lakers.

This raises many questions, including what it would be called (“Laker Wobegon Days?”) but most notably: “Why stop there?”

After all, TWCSN and its Spanish-language counterpart each have the better part of 24 hours a day to devote to the Lakers, so finding a spot for a show dedicated to the seven-time NBA All-Star — would seem to be the least of their worries. Tonight, for example, TWCSN is airing reruns of a 2012 high school football game and an NBA Developmental League game between the Santa Cruz Warriors and the L.A. D-Fenders.

Under the circumstances, is there any Laker who shouldn’t have his own show? Frankly, a program dedicated not merely to Kobe Bryant, but Byrant’s Achilles surgery (“Tendon Mercies”), would offer higher ratings potential than almost any other summertime content a network could offer, sports or otherwise.

So, yeah, Dwight, you want a show? Take it. Honestly, I can’t even find a reason for “The Magic Hour” not to attempt a comeback.

Well, maybe there’s a reason.

But just think: If the Los Angeles Dodgers’ proposed TV network had already launched, “Puigmalion” could already be a primetime centerpiece.

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  1. PhilW57 says:

    Of course you are forgetting that Mavs owner Mark Cuban owns his own Network. Dwight can have multiple shows.

  2. Dylan Blackwell says:

    Welcome to Hollywood…

  3. hahhahahahha who want to play with such an old team go play for Rockets

    • Hexx says:

      Yeah the lakers are an Old team, but the lakers will still be better than the Rockets, ull see, so Even if the Rockets were to get D12, they aint gonna do nothing with that squad, The Western Conference has too many good teams, The Rockets will end up either the 6 or 7 seed and will get an early exit in the 1st round,In 2014/15 season the Lakers are going to be $50million under the Cap, That means they’ll be able to sign 2 max contracts to play alongside Howard, a short list of some of The free agents that would be available are Lebron, Carmelo, Paul George and the celtics are even offering the lakers Rondo for Gasol, So the lakers are gonna be set for 2014/15 season.

  4. Scott Murphy says:

    A TV show to save their asses, never, no never did I ever thing that a contract would contain language to have a TV show. The show will be a flop, not because I don’t like Howard, I think Howard would benefit from some education on late night TV, to hosting a show in the unforgiving arena of sports TV. Just watch out for the sharks.

  5. JS says:

    I wish my favorite basketball team the Lakers would stop acting like Dwight is one in a million. Dwight is superboy, not superman (Shaq)!

  6. Larry says:

    He had a substandard year and has a messy personal/parental life. In other words, perfect for a bottom-feeding realty show.

  7. EK says:

    The Silly Season has definitely begun.

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