Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant want this partnership in Los Angeles to work. Lakers fans want this partnership to work. But make no mistake about it; there are legitimate reasons why this could fail.
You have Kobe still wanting everyone to know that the Lakers are still his team. And though Howard wants you to believe he’s cool with that, he really isn’t.
And on the flip-side, you have Dwight Howard who doesn’t know what he wants at any given time. So he’s not the best partner to have.
The Lakers are struggling and after having fired the person they thought was to blame, the ship still hasn’t been righted. So now frustration is starting to manifest itself. This leads to Howard and Bryant yelling at each other about defensive rotations on the court during Wednesday night’s victory over the Hornets.
Twice in the first quarter, Howard was visibly upset after he moved over to provide help defense against Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez, but no one — specifically Bryant — rotated over...