NBA Rumors: Kobe Bryant Reportedly Scares Dwight Howard Away from LA

February 4th, 2012 by Andrew Kulha Leave a reply »
It appears as if Kobe Bryant's ego and desire to control the Los Angles Lakers may have taken the organization out of the running for Orlando Magic superstar and potential trade target Dwight Howard.

According to Jarrod Rudolph of, Kobe wanted Howard to come into L.A. and become the team's third option behind himself and Pau Gasol.

Rudolph's report states that Howard was "turned off" by the idea.

This seems to be just the latest setback in the Lakers quest to find another superstar to pair up with Bryant.

The irony of it is, it looks like Kobe was the one that botched this potential trade.

Not only that, but even if the Lakers were somehow able to finagle a deal for Howard after this, Rudolph's report states that he wouldn't sign long-term:

The feeling is so strong, in fact, that Howard's representatives have informed the Lakers that Howard would not sign an extension if they trade for him this season, according to a source. The only two teams with a realistic chance at signing Howard long-term are the New Jersey Nets and Orlando Magic.

Oh Kobe, you really screwed up bad this time.

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