The Mike D’Antoni-coached Lakers fell to 15-18 after losing at home to the Denver Nuggets, 112-105, Sunday night despite Howard’s 26 rebounds. Bryant led L.A. with 29 points but took 26 shots.
“Look at the difference between our team and (the Clippers),” Howard said. “They just play together. They share the ball. Everybody’s excited when something happens.”
Howard again hinted at the disconnect on Saturday. There were always concerns over whether Bryant, a no-nonsense veteran, and Howard, a playful man-child, could co-exist.
oward, a pending free agent, has not committed to Los Angeles beyond this season.
If the Lakers decide Howard won’t re-sign, they risk losing him for nothing and it becomes more likely they trade the six-time All-Star.
The Nets spent all of last year trying to acquire Howard, who admitted in October that Brooklyn was his preferred destination.
The Nets are in a position to put together an enticing package if they know Howard would sign long-term to play with Deron Williams. The Nets’ previous proposals to the Magic centered around Brook Lopez, who is having a breakthrough season coming off foot surgery.
Lopez can’t be traded until Jan. 15 because he signed a four-year, $61 million deal in the summer. He is averaging 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Howard – who is coming off back surgery – is on pace for his worst statistical campaign (17.4 points, 12.0 rebounds) since his second season.
Prior to the trade that sent Howard to Los Angeles, Bryant reportedly told Howard he’d be the third offensive option if traded to the Lakers. Following the New Year’s Day loss to the 76ers, Bryant was ticked off at Howard and ticked off in front of the media.
“Cause we’re old as s---,” the 34-year-old told reporters, explaining the Lakers’ struggles. “What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don’t have that energy.”
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Two Lakers sources have adamantly shot down the reported Dwight/Kobe incident. One said, "it's simply not true."
Ha, twocoach..."doinking around the league"...is that what the Heat are up to these days?
Doinking?!? Isn't that what Delonte West did to Lebron's mom?
A league source told the Daily News that the Lakers stars got into a heated exchange following a New Year’s Day loss to the 76ers, and Bryant went for a low blow – referencing and agreeing with Shaquille O’Neal’s criticisms of Howard being soft.
Really , really? thats your comeback GC
MAVS 4 - Heat 2 ...when it mattered.
I think his point was that Chicago swept the season series, and then the Heat beat the Bulls when it mattered in the playoffs that season.
He was making that point because some feel that because the Knicks are beating up on the Heat in the regular season, that they are better than the Heat and will go further in the playoffs. So he was just using the Bulls as an example of how that isn't always true.
There is no need to fear.....underSACRE is here !!!
or is he "D Leaguing" ?
RONNIE A. is available.
RONNIE A. is available.Is that Seikaly's middle initial?
D'Antoni appears to be tone deaf as his players openly exchange angry glances and gestures. The Lakers players appear to care more about playing the blame game than being there for each other.
I wander if Ben Bolch is any good? or he's just a hater - as stupid as it sounds.