Dwight Howard made his Lakers debut last night, and even though LA lost – 0-6 in the preseason! – Howard looked as if his back is at or near 100 percent. He caught an alley-oop from Pau Gasol early, then one from Kobe, and at the 3:53 mark, a gorgeous one from Steve Nash.
Countdown to the start of the NBA season: Eight days. We’ll start rolling out the previews, hopefully, beginning tomorrow.