Lakers Statement From General Manager Mitch Kupchak

July 02, 2013 4:45 pm PDT


EL SEGUNDO – The following statement was released today by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak regarding the team’s meeting with free agent center Dwight Howard:

“Jim Buss, Mike D’Antoni, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Tim Harris and I, along with representatives from our partners at Time Warner Cable SportsNet and AEG, met this afternoon for approximately two hours with Dwight Howard and his representatives Dan Fegan and Happy Walters. At the meeting, we told him how important he is to the Lakers team, franchise, fans and community, and why we feel this is the best place for him to continue his career. We are hopeful that Dwight decides to remain a Laker.”