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Jodie Meeks built a solid bond with Dwight Howard this season

Jodie Meeks built a solid bond with teammate Dwight Howard during their first season together with the Lakers.

Jodie Meeks - photo by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

– photo by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jodie Meeks built a solid bond with teammate Dwight Howard during their first season together with the Lakers.  Howard will be a free agent this summer.  Does Meeks think Howard will re-sign with the Lakers?

“I know he loves this city.  I know he loves the team,” Meeks said.  “We got pretty close this year as friends — from the same hometown [Atlanta]. I can't really say exactly what he's going to do but I know he likes the city.”

Regardless of where Howard lands, Meeks expects the center to be a stronger player than he was this past season, when he was coming off April 2012 back surgery.

“I think he'll come back stronger and more determined next year,” said Meeks.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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