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Dwight Howard to Lakers in 4-team, 12-player deal

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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2011 file photo shows Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, center, dunking over Memphis Grizzlies teammates Darrell Arthur, left, and Rudy Gay, right,  during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. Howard's departure from Orlando is nearly complete. The All-Star center could be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, pending NBA approval of a four-team, eight-player trade also involving Denver and Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Mark Weber, File)
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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2011 file photo shows Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, center, dunking over Memphis …

LONDON (AP) — Dwight Howard arrived in Los Angeles four months ago. On Friday, he became a member of the Lakers.

Calling it "a fresh start" for both him and Orlando, Howard was the centerpiece of a four-team, 12-player trade that sent him to the Lakers and ended the long, drawn-out saga surrounding his long-awaited departure from the Magic.

Howard has been rehabbing in Los Angeles since having back surgery in April. He says he's "looking forward to being great in L.A."

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