Free agent big men Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum have reportedly talked recently about signing with the same team this offseason, similar to what LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh did before the 2010-2011 season. The only difference being that Howard and Bynum's team would be a huge disappointment and never win anything.
"Their agents have already put out feelers with some teams that have cap space," said one general manager. "I laughed and hung up the phone. Well, first I laughed, then I said they could market themselves as The Faulty Towers, and then I hung up the phone. But I wouldn't be surprised if some of the more incompetent GMs take a look at them."
While both Howard and Bynum have enormous potential, it would be shocking if even one of the players gets close to reaching his ceiling. But Bynum says his days in the NBA are far from over.
"I want to be the next Shaq," he said. "The version of Shaq that was fat and only played half the year and didn't work on his game. He still made good money, right? Yeah, I want to be him. And I think I can do it. I'm in the worst shape of my life right now."
Howard says he just wants to play for a team whose coach "treats me like I'm one of the best players in the NBA, even though I'm not. I think I've earned that much in my career."
It is expected that the Timberwolves, Bobcats, Clippers, Nets, Knicks, Wizards and Sixers will all look to sign the duo.