Article Photos: NBA: With Dwight Howard trade. Lakers unseat Oklahoma City Thunder as odds-on favorites to win Western Conference 1/1

Center Dwight Howard, newly acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Orlando Magic, poses with his Lakers jersey with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, at a news conference Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the NBA basketball team's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) ORG XMIT: CARS204