Found January 28, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The Los Angeles Lakers had a team meeting last week where Kobe Bryant reportedly confronted Dwight Howard to ask if the big man did not like playing with him. The team lost its first game after the meeting, but they have won two in a row since then, including a victory over the defending Western Conference champion Thunder on Sunday. Howard must be in a good mood since then, because he now says he “loves” being confronted by Kobe.
“I love it,” Howard said Monday, per Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. “That’s something we needed. A lot of times we have a lot of guys come together and nobody wants to step on anybody’s toes or do anything against anybody else. We want to win. In order for us to win, we have to pull the best out of each other every night.”
Howard acknowledged that he and Kobe have “bumped heads” on the court. Howard says he is used to being the primary offensive option, but that he is finally adjusting to being lower in the team’s pecking order.
“We all know Kobe is the f
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