Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Is Dwight Howard Really the Solution? Ice Cube Thinks Differently

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Jul 25, 2012 03:32 PM EDT
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During this offseason the Los Angeles Lakers have acquired veteran elite point guard Steve Nash and made an upgrade to their bench by acquiring Antawn Jamison and keeping Jordan Hill. Still, Lakers fan remain to have a few reservations about the Purple and Gold, one being actor/rapper Ice Cube.

Ice Cube took to ESPN's "First Take" program earlier today to voice his opinions on what he's seen been done so far.

"I feel great about the perimeter," Ice Cube said. "I'm still worrying about what's happening in the frontcourt.  I'm still worried about what's up with my bigs. Do ya'll want a ring or not? Are ya'll full? We need to see them battle. We need to see [Andrew] Bynum. We need to see Pau [Gasol]. We need to see ya'll battling for position, and then Steve Nash will deliver you the ball."

The Lakers might be able to bring clarity to the position if they find a way to secure Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic. But regardless of the scenario, Ice Cube doesn't believe Howards solves all the Lakers' issues.

"Right now, I keep Andrew Bynum," Ice Cube said. "Dwight, you have to want it, man. You have to come and want to be a part of the legacy. You got to want to have your jersey up on that wall."

Though Ice Cube has a preference for Bynum, he's hardly endorsing Bynum as he went on to question Bynum's willingness to play.

"It's really about how he wants to play and what he's playing for," Ice Cube said of Bynum. "Is he playing for the ring and the ultimate prize, or is he just running around? Sometimes they talk about Kobe not giving him the ball, but dude, you have to fight for position. You got to be in the paint fighting for position to get the ball. You can't get the ball standing around behind players waiting for the rebound to bounce."

For more of Ice Cube on "First Take" click here. 



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