Kobe Bryant & Dwight Howard Feuding: Teammates Had to Hold Howard Back in the Locker Room, Report Says

The Lakers season is not going as well as fans had hoped. The Lakers are old. Dwight Howard isn’t 100% healthy. Mike Brown got fired and Mike D’Antoni is not Phil Jackson. The Lakers are 15-18, currently three games out of the 8th spot in the West while their roommates are 27-8 and tied for the top spot in the conference. Andohbytheway, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are fighting. According to the New York Daily News, words were exchanged following a New Year’s Day loss to the 76ers.

Bryant went for a low blow – referencing and agreeing with Shaquille O’Neal’s criticisms of Howard being soft.

Howard was restrained from going at his teammate, according to the source, and there have been rumblings from the center’s camp that he’s been unhappy with Bryant since earlier in the season.

In the days that followed, Howard expressed some loaded thoughts that could have been about Kobe, but were definitely about how much the Lakers stink. If you’re keeping score at home, Kobe leads the league with 22 shots per night while Dwight is taking the 4th most shots on the team behind Pau Gasol and Ron Artest. Don’t worry though, I’m sure when Steve Nash comes back and the Lakers get a new coach Kobe will buy into the new system and things will be great.

Wait, what? Steve Nash is back? Oh. [via New York Daily News]

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