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Maybe Dwight is sleep, so the messages aren’t serving their intended purpose? The Lakers are a mess and it is getting close to the time to raise the white flag.
Can’t just blame one person, but it appears they maybe jumped the gun on firing Mike Brown unless they knew for sure they were going to get Phil Jackson.
Once that didn’t happen their season has really spiraled out of control. Reality is starting to set in on Kobe.
“Obviously, this isn’t working,” Bryant told Yahoo! Sports.
On the issue of Howard’s belief that the ball simply doesn’t go through him enough on offense, Bryant rejected the premise.
“I’ve tried to go out of my way to get him the ball,” Bryant told Y! Sports. “Sometimes I end up looking like an idiot, because I get up in the air, I’ve got a shot, but I try to find him. But he thinks I’m going to shoot, so his back is turned. I’m trying to think about getting him the ball a lot – take care of him as much as I possibly can. It takes me out of rhythm a little bit, but I’m fine with that. If that’s going to help our team, I’m more than willing to do that.”
When Howard did get the ball on Monday, he missed four of eight free throws. He let the Bulls strip him. He missed three of his five shots. His aggression seems to come and go, on offense and defense. Perhaps it’s the back; perhaps it’s something else.
“I’ve constantly tried to help him out, tried to talk to him,” Bryant said. “Two o’clock in the morning, three o’clock in the morning. Texting him. Sharing reading materials. Anything to try and help him.
“He’s coming off a major surgery in a market where it’s just merciless; where there’s demands and responsibilities of athletes. It’s been tough on him.”
I don’t know if it is Dwight’s health or motivation, but he doesn’t look like the same player. It could be a combination of both, but he might be one and done in LA.
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said on Wednesday that things will be different now, adding that he plans to take more responsibility for the team's success, according to an ESPNLosAngeles.com report. "I think this will be the start of a new season for us tonight," Howard said Wednesday morning, according to the report. "Hopefully our effort and energy...
Dwight Howard immature?
With that being said while rumors are swirl that he is already thinking of an exit strategy from the Lakers, Dwight stepped up to the mic and said it is time for him to start dominating again.
“I think this will be the start of a new season for us tonight,” Howard said after the team’s shootaround Wednesday in preparation for their game...
Rumor has it that before Kevin Love had broken his hand, he was headed down to Los Angeles and Brooke Lopez was headed to Minnesota…..sending the unhappy Dwight Howard to the Nets.
Brooklyn might be a better fit for Howard actually. And Love would have done good work for the Lakers.
Ahhhhhh….what could have been.
The Lakers can't catch a break. Dwight Howard left Wednesday's game after 14 minutes after aggravating his right shoulder injury.
Lakers beat writer Mike Trudel reported that Howard wouldn't return and will be evaluated in LA on Thursday.
Howard finished the game with two points (0-4 FG, 2-4 FT, with two rebounds, a steal and a block.
Kobe Bryant has been non-stop entertainment since he joined Twitter just a few weeks back. On Sunday he announced that today (Jan 22, and 1pm pst) NBA TV will be replaying his 81-point performance against the Knicks which happened seven years ago, and he will be live-Tweeting it. You can follow Kobe right HERE and enjoy the fun.
Letting u know that tmr I’m gonna watch my 81 game...
Dwight Howard certainly made good on his desire to “dominate.” (Yes, that is more sarcasm in what has been just a brutal season for the Lakers thus far.)
Howard, fresh out of a Lakers team meeting, talked with reporters at Los Angeles’ shootaround on Wednesday, and he sounded like a man who was ready to make strides in the right direction. The Lakers’ controversial big man...
The season has been a colossal disappointment so far, and Kobe Bryant was willing to shoulder the blame not only for Sunday's defeat, but also for the entire season.
Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 106-93 Wednesday night, handing the Lakers' their fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni had talked before the game about how having an All-Star team with players not having learned their pecking order. Yet Los Angeles lost its seventh consecutive...
Big guys and free throws seems to be a match made in hell, and not just in the NBA. The number 5 ranked Louisville Cardinals lost to the un-ranked Villanova last night 73-64. The biggest disparity between the Cardinals winning and losing was their free throw percentage. They shot 50% from the line going 12 of 24, while the Villanova shot 75% from the line. Rick Pitino blamed their...
Another game. Another loss. Who is to blame for such woes?
The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls 95-83 on Monday night, continuing the free-fall for the “Purple and Gold.” At 17-24, they currently sit at 12th in the West, four games behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth seed. Not exactly what people expected out of the new-look Lakers.
Who is to blame for the...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A team meeting didn't help stop the losing, and this season just keeps spinning away from the Lakers.
Darrell Arthur scored a season-high 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 106-93 Wednesday night, handing the Lakers their fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.
"I do think they play as hard as they can...