Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/7/13
While Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard butt heads in Los Angeles, the Nets organization is in the position of putting theirs together and coming up with an enticing package to bring the disgruntled Howard to Brooklyn. A league source told the New York Daily News that the Lakers stars got into a heated argument following a New Year's Day loss to the 76ers, and Bryant referenced and agreed with Shaquille O'Neal's assessment of Howard being soft. Howard was restrained  from attacking his teammate, according to the source, and it only highlighted the center's unhappiness with Bryant since the start of the season. "Look at the difference between our team and (the Clippers)," Howard said after Friday's loss to their Staples Center roommates.  "They just play together.  They share the ball.  Everybody's excited when something happens." The rift between the no-nonsense Bryant and the child-like Howard — combined with Howard's pending free-agency — allows the Nets to position themselves as ...
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