EL SEGUNDO, CA Kobe Bryant rolled into the media workroom at the Lakers practice facility on a scooter, protecting his surgically repaired Achilles tendon.
Then, following his exit meeting, he proceeded to run over all of Dwight Howards critics; you know, the ones who say the team should cut ties with the games best big man and let him walk as a free agent.
Los Angeles is the best place for him, said Bryant, who continues to predict hell be healed and ready to play in next years season opener. Its the perfect spot for him to assert himself and have his career really take off and be what it should be. Theres no greater place for centers to play than in Los Angeles.
Bryant is convinced that after a few weeks of reflection, D12 will re-up with the Lakers for five-years and 118-million. To sign with another team, Howards max deal would be 88 million over four years, leaving 30 million in some teams coffers. Kobe says common sense tells you that Howard is most likely coming back.