The official word on Dwight Howard's status tonight is that he went through the Lakers morning shootaround, and is a game time decision. But, the situation is a lot more complicated than that. In an interview with Jackie MacMullan yesterday, Kobe Bryant said the following about his teammate:
"We don't have time for (Howard's shoulder) to heal. We need some urgency. We don't have three years, we've got this year. (Howard) has never been in a position where someone is driving him as hard as I am, as hard as this organization is. It's win a championship or everything is a complete failure. That's just how (the Lakers) do it. And that's foreign to him. When you think about it, there aren't many organizations that look at it that way. There are only two that can really honestly say that's what they live by -- Los Angeles and Boston."
Here's a tweet this afternoon from ESPN Los Angelss Lakers beat writer Dave McMenamin:
Dwight Howard was irritated by questions about his status toda...