Found July 08, 2013 on
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Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are no longer teammates, which means Kobe no longer has to play nice with the center.
Immediately after Howard made his Twitter announcement that he was signing with the Houston Rockets in free agency instead of the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant unfollowed his former teammate on Twitter. On Monday, while opining about the Lakers supposedly releasing Metta World Peace via the amnesty provision, Bryant explained why he unfollowed Howard.
Don’t worry, Kobe, but we didn’t really need the explanation. We know you’re more of an old-school type player who doesn’t get all mushy with opponents before games. And we know that you and Dwight didn’t exactly get along anyway, so there’s nothing wrong with not wanting to see his tweets in your feed.
Bryant also seemed to confirm over Twitter that the Lakers were releasing World Peace. He disagrees with the move.
Kobe also weighed in on the Lakers signing center Chris Kaman, saying “Kaman is a great addition. Great skill set and a competitor.”
The Lakers have a lot to do to repair the roster, but GM Mitch Kupchak is very creative and will come up with something. But these tweets from Kobe really show the disconnect between his mentality and the reality of the situation. The Lakers, as presently constructed, are nowhere near being a championship contender. Bryant is delusional if he thinks keeping the roster the way it is is the way to go.
Thanks to the fine folks over at TMZ, we might have gotten to see the moment that Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace signed with the Houston Rockets.
Check it out in the below video:
Metta World Peace — Wait, Dwight Howard’s Going to Houston???
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Metta learns of D-12 signing with Rockets [TMZ]
Dwight Howard announced he is signing with the Houston Rockets on Friday. Within minutes of his official decision, you would think anyone who has anything to do with the NBA would have known about it. Either Metta World Peace is just messing with people again, or it took him more than a day to hear the news. [...]
Phil Jackson tried to make sense of Dwight Howard's decision to sign with Houston, and he called him an "Astro" in the process.
Kobe Bryant has not been with the Twitter Universe for long, but in the time that he has been tweeting he has grown quite the following (over 3 million). It's understandable too. When you are the best at what you do people are going to what a piece of you even if it is just clinging to your every word on social media.
That much was proven...
So Phil Jackson isn't the best at tweeting. That has been established.
But Sunday, Jackson address Dwight Howard committing to the Rockets and leaving the Lakers for the first time on his Twitter.
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didnt show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of anAstro, so be it. Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 7, 2013...
In the aftermath of Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, word began to spread that Rockets center Omer Asik had no interest in playing with or behind Howard and he wanted to be traded.Since then, Brian Windhorst of ESPN has verified that Asik has formally asked the Rockets to trade him. And it was at that moment that Asik found out just how much pull and influence...
Well... that didn't quite work out the way we all expected. Dwight Howard turns out to be a 1 year rental, and the Lakers serve as a placeholder for him whilst he recuperates from back surgery. Now, I realise that's to paint the scenario in pretty much what amounts to the worst possible light, but what there is incorrect?
So... Dwight Howard...
If the Lakers would have hired Phil Jackson as their head coach, Dwight Howard would still be in LA, but they didn’t and he is gone.
Phillip chimed in on the situation with some smooth slander of Dwight Howard.
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didn’t show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of an
Astro, so be it.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11...
The Houston Rockets have acquired Dwight Howard via free agency, and everyone seems to be excited and overly confident.
After finally get Dwight Howard to agree to a four-year $88 million deal, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale told ESPN L.A. that “D12 makes them a threat, and that the Rockets can now compete with anybody.”
“We’ll see. Let’s get everybody together,” McHale...
Looks like the Lakers have their backup plan, now that Dwight Howard is Houston bound.
Free agent center Chris Kaman and the Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal, according to a report by ESPN.com on Monday.
Kaman was the sixth pick in the 2003 draft and played his first eight NBA seasons with the Clippers. Since then, he's spent a year in New Orleans, where he was dealt as...
With all the salary cap space the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to have in 2014 after losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, there has been some speculation that they could make a run at a big name free agent like Carmelo Anthony. Anthony and Bryant have a close relationship, and there have been [...]