More trouble in Laker-land, courtesy the NY Daily News:
Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant just can’t get along, and there’s a team in Brooklyn that might be waiting to pick up the pieces.
A league source told the Daily News that the Lakers stars got into a heated exchange following a New Year’s Day loss to the 76ers, and Bryant went for a low blow – referencing and agreeing with Shaquille O’Neal’s criticisms of Howard being soft.
Howard was restrained from going at his teammate, according to the source, and there have been rumblings from the center’s camp that he’s been unhappy with Bryant since earlier in the season.
Three days after the altercation, following a disheartening loss to the Clippers, Howard complained about the lack of chemistry on the Lakers. It was a comment seemingly directed at Bryant, who is averaging a league-high 22 shots despite playing with three potential Hall of Famers.
I think you all know that I’m not the biggest Kobe Bryant fan, but I’m with Team Kobe in this dispute. Howard is a goof. Ridiculously talented, but still a goof.
Howard hasn’t committed to an extension and the Daily News references Brooklyn as a potential trade partner DH doesn’t re-up with LA.