Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant rolled out the welcome mat for his newest teammate, Dwight Howard, whom the team acquired from Orlando in a four-team, 12-player deal.
“Well, it looks like Superman has found a home,” wrote Bryant on his Facebook fan page. “I wish nothing but the best for Big Bynum. I hope he follows what was a great season last year with an even better one next year.
“I know LA is excited about the deal and rightfully so. The Lakers landed a piece that will hopefully carry the franchise long after I’m gone. I have spoken to Dwight Howard already and we are locked and loaded to bring back the title. Wow, what a summer Jimmy and Mitch have had so far. Unreal! I’m focused on our semifinal game vs Argentina but I had to pause for a few to send you my thoughts, in case you were curious.”
The Howard trade is the latest move in a banner summer for the Lakers, who traded for two-time Most Valuable Player Steve Nash and signed veteran forward Antawn Jamison earlier in the offseason.