Birthdays during the 2013/2014 season, which is the next season after this one coming up, indicate the Laker core around Dwight Howard may be too old to win the Championship.  Bryant will be 35 years old, Gasol- 33, Steve Nash- 39, Metta World Peace- 34, and Antawn Jamison- 37.  They might win it all for the 2012/2013 season but I have doubts about the following year.  Hence, why would D. Howard sign an extension?