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If you thought relations between Kobe Bryant and Lakers' teammate Dwight Howard had reached a truce during the All-Star weekend in Houston — think again.
Despite some recent light moments between the two adversaries, Howard reportedly mocked Bryant behind his back in the locker room where he "grabbed Kobe's uniform, put it on, and imitated him in front of all the other players on the West team. He was joking and berating Kobe" to fellow NBA stars, including Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant, according to Page Six of The New York Post.
Big man in a little top.
The NY Post’s source said Bryant later arrived in the locker room, "said hello to everyone on the team except Howard, grabbed his stuff and moved as far away from Howard as he could."
Despite a recent clear-the-air meeting in Memphis, relations between the two Lakers' stars hasn't improved.
At the All-Star Game, Bryant said, "It doesn't matter" what his team does with Howard as the trade deadline nears. Ouch.
Neither Bryant or Howard returned calls to The Post.
Could it be the Los Angeles Lakers took the advice of Phil Jackson who said the Lakers were not using Dwight Howard correctly in l.A. that helped him have one of his best games as a Laker so far? Jackson who came out the other day said the team wasn’t using Howard’s strong points correctly, he said they need to get the ball to Howard within 10 feet of the basket. Last night Howard...
While there is “widespread belief” that the Los Angeles Lakers won’t trade Dwight Howard, several teams feel the Atlanta Hawks are set to make a “serious run” at the center, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.There's widespread belief that the Lakers won't trade Dwight Howard. However, several teams believe Atlanta will make a serious run at him.— Ken Berger...
Kobe wants Dwight Howard to stop clowning around, but Dwight doesn’t know how to act any other way. People may not like Kobe Bryant, but no one questions his desire to be great and his work ethic.
That is what gets him the respect from peers and fans alike, but I don’t think anyone respects Dwight Howard right now, on or off the court.
Here is just a latest example why from Larry...
Once again, Los Angeles Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak reiterated his desire to keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles. He addressed increasing trade rumors surrounding the struggling center. Kupchak said the team has no intentions of trading Howard. But the rumors will persist. Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles says the team is "hitching their wagon" to Howard. They...
The Pistons' package for Kobe Bryant included a combination of their core players and draft picks, according to sources.
Over All-Star weekend Kobe Bryant stopped by the Nike Lounge. During an interview with former pro Damon Jones for a Nike Basketball segment called “The Athlete Lounge,” Bryant laughed about [...]
Another day, another story about the rocky, at best, relationship between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant. Just to recap, the two have fought on the court, fought off the court, and showed their disdain for one another to their Western Conference All Star teammates.
Despite their perceived issues, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio there isn’t a riff between the two stars. But if Mitch...
If the Los Angeles Lakers are exploring the possibility of trading Dwight Howard before the trade deadline on Thursday, they don’t want anyone to know about it. During an interview with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak had nothing but praise for his center.
In fact, praise would be an understatement. Kupchak said the team has no intention...
You may have forgotten that back in December of 2011, the Lakers and Hornets all but had a deal in place that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers to team up with Kobe Bryant. That’s until the deal was vetoed by the NBA.
But with all the struggles the Lakers have had since then, you always knew that Kobe Bryant wouldn’t forget. Why? Because the NBA quite possibly may have...
Remember when Kobe Bryant almost became a Piston?
Most fans don't, judging from the surprise that spread across Twitter onMonday night when a Yahoo! story about the death of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss mentioned the discussions he had with Bryant about the deal in 2007.
As reported at the time, the Pistons had worked out a trade with the Lakers that would have brought...
Kobe Bryant wasn't much of a factor in the NBA All-Star game last night until the last two minutes of the game. Kobe decided to take Michael Jordan's comments about him being better than LeBron James, and prove to the world that Jordan was right. Kobe took it into his own hands to stop LeBron James from leading his team to a comeback late in the game, and he did just...
We’re the dream team T…
Shannon Brown and Monica pose with Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant during All-Star weekend. One would think Kobe would be so over All-Star weekend after making his 15th straight appearance..Nah, not the Mamba. He lives for this stuff.-TO
Kobe Bryant All-Star Warm Up
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The final minutes of the All-Star game seemed to turn into a Kobe vs. LeBron matchup, and the 15-time All-Star made a statement with two game-changing blocks on James:
Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah is a master impressionist, and his Stephan A. Smith is right on par with his Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Jay-Z.
SNL mocked Smith’s boisterous claims that he has has more insight because he knows athletes personally. According to Pharoah’s Smith, he has shared a plate of spaghetti Lady & the Tramp-style with Steve Nash and taken...
Photo courtesy of Scott Halleran, Getty Images.
The Eastern Conference may have the defending NBA Champs, but the All-Star Game in the last three seasons has belonged to the West.
This year’s game, like most All-Star Games, was played with little to no defense, as seen by the total points scored in each quarter by both teams: 57, 77, 78 and 69. In the second quarter, the East shot...