Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/7/13
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 think you have to have that relationship and that chemistry off the court for it to really blossom on the court. It takes time to develop that. You just don’t come together and then expect to be best friends right away. It just doesn’t happen like that.” It’s somewhat odd that a Nets beat reporter would have a story about Kobe and Dwight not getting along in LA, but there could be something to it if you read between the lines. When Howard decided he wanted to leave the Magic, he was said to be most interested in joining the Brooklyn Nets. He was never traded there and instead wound up with the Lakers, which he initially was opposed to. Could this report have come from someone who’s hoping to get Dwight, a free agent after the season, to the Nets? Possibly. But it shouldn’t change whether or not you believe this report is true. The Lakers are clearly having chemistry problems, and losing often results in teammates not getting along. Chest bump to SB Nation The post Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard reportedly nearly fought after loss was published on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Did Kobe Bryant Deter Dwight Howard by Telling Him the Lakers Are His Team? Kobe Bryant wants Dwight Howard to be more of an a–hole Kobe denies he turned off Dwight Howard from Lakers
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Phil Jackson is the architect of a Finals contender

Marcus Mariota 'eating up' Tennessee Titans offense

Eagles insider: Tebow 'has a ways to go' after Tuesday OTA

Cromartie: Richard Sherman is a product of Seahawks system

Prince Shembo’s girlfriend says he was jealous of dog

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bruce Arians: Talk of Daryl Washington a 'waste of breath'

Gerald McCoy keeps the Jameis Winston hype in check

Gronkowski family to appear on 'Family Feud'

WATCH: Lloyd McClendon has all-time meltdown

Drew Bledsoe defends Tom Brady over Deflategate

Did Heat offer Dwyane Wade less than $10 million per season?

JR Smith shares photo calling Bruce Jenner a 'science project'

Joey Gallo arrives in Texas

Dinosaur in Chicago won't wear Blackhawks jersey this year

Can these struggling contenders get back in the playoff picture?

Texas recruit 'tanks academics' so he can play for Oklahoma?

Indians bullpen holds Brandon Moss' 100th homer ball ransom

Bryce Harper takes on-field selfie with fan’s phone

Yahoo to openly, freely stream NFL game from London

Mariota tops Jameis Winston, Tom Brady in jersey sales

Adrian Peterson's return puts jolt into Vikings for 2015

Wilson on future with Seahawks: 'We'll see what happens'

QB Blake Sims misses playing for Alabama

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Joey Gallo arrives in Texas

NBA Finals preview: Cavs offense vs. Warriors defense

USA Women’s World Cup: No excuse not to win

Projecting rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

What Peterson's return means

The Bulls and the culture of fitting in

X-factors for Cavs and Warriors

Pujols: Angels not 'Mike Trout show'

Adrian Peterson returns to Vikings

Chicago Bulls agree to deal with Fred Hoiberg

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.