It didn’t come down to a rocket scientist, but a Rockets fan who plays a one on TV?
Dwight Howard will have to explain himself as to why he spaced out and decided the spotlight of L.A. was not to his liking. Who really knows what he wants out of life at this point anyway?
While the Lakers have tried to work all possible algorithms on how to make #D12STAY, a video posted by the “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons apparently recorded in his hall closet might make as much sense as anything on how things finally leveled out and crash landed.
“I don’t know if you watch my show … but I watch you,” Parsons says in a far less assertive voice than his character, Sheldon. “I personally believe the center is the most important part of a basketball team. And I think that’s what usually leads to winning championships. … What the Rockets are missing now is a really elite center, like yourself. I promise you that no other organization and no other fan base understands and respects the role that an all-time great center like yourself plays in the success of the team.
“I believe if you played for the Rockets, you could play some of the best and most exciting basketball in your entire career and I think bring home a few rings.
“As a fan of you, as a fan of the Rockets, that’s exactly what I hope happens.”
If only the Lakers knew someone from Hollywood who could have helped their cause …
== The Lakers could still be interested in that Andrew Bynum prospect now, eh?
== When does Team L.A. Store start having its $12 deals on Lakers 12 jerseys?
== The answer to the Dodgers’ newly crowded outfield?
Toss a glove to Yasiel Puig, point him to third base, and say a prayer.
It worked once for Pedro Guerrero, right?
== Why not have the last NL roster spot come to a fan vote between Puig and Phillies reliever Jonathan Paplebon?
== If Puig really is the first guy to turn L.A. upside down since Manny Ramirez, maybe it’s no coincidence he sports No. 66 instead of Manny’s old No. 99?
== Why, again, has no one in Dodger history worn No. 76? Because the number is already retired on the outfield wall?
== As a parting gift, couldn’t the Kings give Rob Scuderi the piece of the boards behind the visiting net where he took that nose-jarring hit and subsequent during Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final that essentially turned the result around?
== Let’s get to the heart of the matter: In the latest episode of Man Vs. Food, aka Joey Chestnut vs. a Nathan’s Hot Dog, his record-breaking swallowing of 69 on the Fourth of July is a record that should never be attempted. Do you realize that translates to about 8 pounds of uncured wieners?