In a move that has been long expected, the Los Angeles Lakes, along with three other teams have all agreed on terms to send star center Dwight Howard to the Lakers. If the deal goes down as planned, Los Angeles, with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and the addition of Dwight Howard would make the Lakers the hands down favorite to win the NBA's west division.

The NBA is planning a conference call with the four general managers involved in the trade to finalize the deal, and ultimately get approved by David Stern.

According to preliminary reports the deal will go down like this,

"The Lakers will receive Howard from the Orlando Magic; the Philadelphia 76ers will receive Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Magic guard Jason Richardson; the Denver Nuggets will receive 76ers guard Andre Iguodala; and the Magic will get Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo and forward Al Harrington, 76ers center Nikola Vucevic and forward Maurice Harkless and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams."

The Lakers are going to come out on top of this deal. Depending on how the east shakes out with a resurgent Chicago, and a dominant Miami team, the NBA could be locked up with two or three completely dominant teams for the foreseeable future.