An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)
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An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)

NBA ROUNDTABLE: The NBA’s best and worst teams
GALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos | Kobe Bryant

Dwight Howard is a Laker. Finally. After nearly a year of drama surrounding Howard’s uncertain future, the Magic unloaded their disgruntled center in a four-team trade that will net them Denver guard Arron Afflalo, Denver forward Al Harrington, Philadelphia small forward Moe Harkless, Philadelphia center Nikola Vucevic, three future first-round picks and multiple second-round picks. The 76ers will receive Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Orlando guard Jason Richardson; and Denver would get Sixers forward Andre Iguodala. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)
AMICK: Lakers land Howard in four-team tradeJENKINS: Lakers remake franchise with Howard acquisitionGALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is a Laker. Finally. After nearly a year of drama surrounding Howard’s uncertain future, the Magic unloaded their disgruntled center in a four-team trade that will net them Denver guard Arron Afflalo, Denver forward Al Harrington, Philadelphia small forward Moe Harkless, Philadelphia center Nikola Vucevic, three future first-round picks and multiple second-round picks. The 76ers will receive Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Orlando guard Jason Richardson; and Denver would get Sixers forward Andre Iguodala. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

AMICK: Lakers land Howard in four-team trade
JENKINS: Lakers remake franchise with Howard acquisition
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant looks to pass the basketball while driving to the hoop against Dikembe Mutombo during Game 4 of the 2001 NBA Finals between the Lakers and 76ers. Bryant, who has won five NBA titles in 16 seasons, still has plenty of goals including winning a second gold medal, says SI’s Ian Thomsen. (Manny Millan/SI)  
THOMSEN: Kobe still has goals, including a second gold medalGALLERY: Future Olympic Basketball All-Stars | Rare Kobe Pics

Kobe Bryant looks to pass the basketball while driving to the hoop against Dikembe Mutombo during Game 4 of the 2001 NBA Finals between the Lakers and 76ers. Bryant, who has won five NBA titles in 16 seasons, still has plenty of goals including winning a second gold medal, says SI’s Ian Thomsen. (Manny Millan/SI)  

THOMSEN: Kobe still has goals, including a second gold medal
GALLERY: Future Olympic Basketball All-Stars | Rare Kobe Pics

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James of the USA Men’s National Team stretch out during training camp on Sunday. Fresh off winning his first NBA title, James is hoping to cap off a career year with another gold medal. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: With title in tow, James forming foundation of U.S. rosterGALLERY: Team USA since the original 1992 Dream Team

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James of the USA Men’s National Team stretch out during training camp on Sunday. Fresh off winning his first NBA title, James is hoping to cap off a career year with another gold medal. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: With title in tow, James forming foundation of U.S. roster
GALLERY: Team USA since the original 1992 Dream Team