At Odds with James Harden, Dwight Howard Again Must Prove Worth as Teammate

December 18th, 2015 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

LOS ANGELES — To see Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard yukking it up at Staples Center on Thursday night is to believe one of two hypotheses:

NBA beefs are overblown. Time can heal even the most legitimate NBA beef. I'll take Door No. 2, please…with Bryant's mellowing in light of his impending retirement the key behind it.

The more relevant issue is how much time James Harden and Howard will need to heal their beef—which is also legit, according to Rockets sources.

Things were good enough Thursday, with Harden feeding Howard sweet passes (even if he didn't convert them) early in the Rockets' 107-87 wire-to-wire victory over Bryant's Lakers. As the final horn neared, Howard was demonstrative in presenting a bonding moment—moving over and taking a big, slow-motion windup on a glad hand for Harden to accept.

Howard has been proactive in trying to show he is not causing trouble. Truth be told, he is not, and never has been, a bad person. Where his connections with teammates come unspooled is from his inability to compete as hard as others for victories and championships.

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