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Dwight Howard is currently meeting with the Lakers after taking meetings with four other suitors during his free agency.

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UPDATE - 6:43 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight Howard have finished their meeting, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Just under two hours.

The Dallas Mavericks concluded their meeting with Dwight Howard at 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday and the Los Angeles Lakers are currently making their pitch to the superstar big man, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports in his latest update on the situation in Los Angeles.

The Mavericks spent three hours meeting with Howard. Their group consisted of Dirk Nowitzki, Rick Carlise, Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson. The meeting went "well", according to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-telegram.

After meeting with the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors and Mavericks Howard will close his free agency with the Lakers pitch, which his camp is said to be "intrigued" by with expectations that the Lakers have some "big things planned", reports Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD.

Kobe Bryant is the headliner for the presentation, according to McMenamin, which will also include Mike D'Antoni, Steve Nash, Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss and representatives from Time Warner Cable.

Anschutz Entertainment Group has also sent an executive to the meeting, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. AEG is the world's largest owner of sports teams and sports events, and owns the Staples Center amongst other arenas.

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