Is Kobe Bryant Embracing the Dwight Howard Era for LA Lakers?

January 29th, 2013 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers resurgence, Take 53.

For what seems like the umpteenth time this season, Hollywood's finest appear to be on the path to revival. But for what is the first time all year, their self-inflicted change appears ready to stick, courtesy of Kobe Bryant.

Among Los Angeles' greatest pitfalls was the deteriorating or rather, non-existent relationship between Bryant and Dwight Howard. Save for a defensive breakdown that left Howard screaming at the Black Mamba, the two appeared indifferent toward one another's presence.

Kobe was letting Dwight do his thing, and vice versa. That is, until the Lakers fell at the hands of the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls.

Afterward, Howard publicly conveyed (via Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register) his distaste for what was taking place in Lakerland:

Howard was unhappy after getting just five field-goal attempts in the loss, rarely getting the ball early in the game.

"Look at the stat sheet," Howard said. "Look at the stat sheet."

Asked how he can get more shots, Howard said: "It's simple. Play inside-out."

Howard's sentiments came on a nigh ...

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