Good Morning: Dwight Howard Manned Up

Dwight Howard put on his big-boy shoes and went off in Orlando against his former team. Howard shook off the vociferous crowd and Orlando's hack-a-Dwight strategy to finish with 39 rebounds and 16 points while tying his own NBA record for FT attempts in a game, making 25 of 39. The Lakers went on to win 106-97.



The Miami Dolphins are making plays. They signed former Steelers WR Mike Wallace to a five-year, $60 million contract with $30 million in guarantees. They also picked up former Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe for $35 million over five years. Ellerbe was second on the Ravens with 89 tackles.


The 49ers may be interested in Charles Woodson and Glenn Dorsey.


The Raiders parted ways with Darrius Heyward-Bey and Michael Huff.


Lionel Messi put on an absolute clinic yesterday during Barcelona's 4-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League.


Someone forgot to cut off Warren Sapp's mic on live TV.



Dwyane Wade and LeBron James put on another show in Atlanta, earning their 19th win, 98-91.



Brook Lopez posterized Robin Lopez on his way to 26 points and a 108-98 win for Brooklyn.



Ricky Rubio racked up his first triple-double in the NBA, leading the Timberwolves over the Spurs.





Consequence and Joe Budden got into it at the Love and Hip-Hop reunion show.




Big Sean is flexing his rap powers with the features on his upcoming album, Hall of Fame. His tracklist has names like Nas, Common, Kid Cudi, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Miguel and, of course, Kanye West.


Lil Wayne's and Birdman's daughters have a book coming out called Paparazzi Princesses.


Justin Timberlake continued his week of Jimmy Fallon, bringing sexy back with a barbershop quartet. SPIN also hit his album with an impulse review.



A$AP Ferg put out a quick video for “40 Below” as a part of DJ Whoo Kid's SXSW mixtape.



Wyclef Jean drops another remix, this time grabbing Chief Keef's “Love Sosa” beat.





Newark Mayor Cory Booker gave an impassioned speech about love, politics and social media at SXSW, and has already been named the “Speaker of the Event.


Here's five things CNN has learned at SXSW during the interactive portion of the festival.


The latest rhetoric from North Korea: They want to “rain fire” on their enemies.


Ashley Judd is planning to run for Senate in Kentucky.


The Curiosity Rover found evidence that life may have existed on Mars.


Does cutting taxes actually improve the economy? There isn't a ton of evidence.




From While the rest of the country moves towards tighter gun restrictions in the face of Newtown, Aurora, and other bloody massacres, Georgia is moving towards relaxing gun restrictions. Including, for the mentally ill.




Raekwon is letting some material go as he gets ready to drop his next album. Here's “Whatever Baby” with JD Era.



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