According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard "got into a heated exchange following a New Year's Day loss to the 76ers."
Bondy writes that after the loss to Philadelphia, Bryant called Howard soft and the Lakers center had to be restrained from "going at his teammate."
What's not clear if the altercation actually occurred.
Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com, a confidant of Howard, tweeted that the altercation didn't happen.
Ramon Shelburne of ESPNLA.com also tweeted, "Two Lakers sources have adamantly shot down the reported DwightKobe incident. One said, 'it's simply not true.'"
Unfortunately in this line of work, not every source tells the truth. Whether it's Bondy or RudolphShelburne who are mistaken, there's little doubt the Lakers are having significant issues this season.
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