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Olajuwon Believes Howard Will Stay With Lakers

Hakeem Olajuwon believes Dwight Howard will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent in July.

"I think so," Olajuwon said. "I think so. Because that is where he wanted to be. He wanted to go there."

Olajuwon said that when the two worked out in the summer of 2011, Howard told him he wanted to end up with the Lakers.

"He loves L.A.," Olajuwon said. "He feels like it's a great chance for him to win a championship, and he wants to be another great center for the Lakers of the future. He thought it was the best fit for him personally. He came to us (in 2011 with one of his representatives to Olajuwon's ranch outside Houston) and they already thought that should be the destination."

Via Chris Tomasson/FOXSportsFlorida
 

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