MIAMI -- The dust certainly didn't settle after the Lakers eked out a win against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, not when Dwight Howard's father injected himself into his son's awkward relationship with Kobe Bryant.
The elder Howard said his son needed to sit down with Bryant to hash out their differences. He also said Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't being assertive enough to handle the situation.
Bryant's response? Enough already.
"Honestly, I'm done talking about it. There's nothing to talk about. I'm done with it. There's nothing to discuss. It's silly," he said Saturday.
Then he laughed, knowing the wild story lines that often accompanied the Lakers in his 17 NBA seasons.
"It is what it is," he said.
Then he continued, talking about the recent ESPNBoston.com report in which he was quoted as saying, "We dont have time for Howards shoulder to heal. We need some urgency."
Bryant, on Saturday, repeated his belief that he wasn't needling Howard in that story.
"It's really not that b...