The uncertainty continues, so you know we're talking about Dwight Howard.

He's still the Orlando Magic's center, but that title could be in name only. Howard wants to relocate, but his top choice, the Brooklyn Nets, appears unrealistic after they made moves (adding Joe Johnson, re-signing Deron Williams and Brook Lopez) that took up plenty of cap space. The Houston Rockets are clearing the deck to make room for Howard. And who knows? Maybe the New York Yankees will become involved somehow.

The Times' Mike Bresnahan, among others, has reported the Lakers are part of this pursuit too, showing some openness toward acquiring Jason Richardson's contract if it results in Superman coming to L.A. But one prominent former Laker, "Big Game" James Worthy, argues that the Purple and Gold shouldn't waste their time.