Kobe: "Dwight, you suck."- my imagined exchange the two shared at this moment
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-25 so far this season. That record is good enough (bad enough?) for 12th (!) in the Western Conference, just ahead of the Sacramento Kings and behind the Dallas Mavericks.
Yep, the same Lakers that most people picked to either win the NBA Finals this season or at least win the Western Conference. Right now, it appears that neither of those things is even remotely possible for this incarnation of the Lakers to achieve. Thusly, when a presumed-contending team like LA falters so incredibly this late into the season, the players -- especially the more competitive ones, like Kobe Bryant -- are going to get pissed-off and rightly so.
This frustration boiled over into a shouting match yesterday morning in which Kobe directly asked Dwight Howard, offseason trade acquisition flop, if the center did not want to play with the longtime Lakers franchise play...