There may be more things wrong with the Los Angeles Lakers than their poor 15-18 record. According to a report, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are not getting along and nearly fought after a recent loss.
The New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy reports that Bryant and Howard got into a “heated exchange” following the team’s New Year’s Day 103-99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center. Bondy says Bryant referenced some of Shaq’s criticism of Howard, who has called the big man soft.
Bondy also reported the following:
Howard was restrained from going at his teammate, according to the source, and there have been rumblings from the center’s camp that he’s been unhappy with Bryant since earlier in the season.
After the Lakers’ loss to the Clippers on Jan. 4, Howard then vented about the team’s lack of chemistry.
“Those guys on the Clippers team, they really enjoy each other off the court and it shows,” Howard said Saturday after Lakers practice.
“It really starts off the court. I th