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

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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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