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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 11:25 am  |  80 responses

Dwight Howard Reportedly Mocked Kobe Bryant in Front of Other NBA All-Stars


The icy, drama-filled, and increasingly contentious relationship between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard continues to grow more ridiculous by the day it seems. For the second time this season, a report has surfaced alleging that Dwight Howard made fun of Kobe Bryant behind his back. According to the NY Post, Dwight clowned Kobe during All-Star Weekend after they flew together to Houston: “Amid other reports that the Lakers’ chilly on-court chemistry was spilling into the locker room, we’re told that Howard ‘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 the Clippers’ Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant. The source added 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 haven’t thawed.”

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  • Tupack Shackur

    Really Dawhite? “Boohoo, I’m Kobe, all I want to do is win, wah wah. It’s like chill out, AMIRITE GUYS?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/kumar.ram.73113 Kumar Ram

    D12 should stop talking about kobe,, kobe win 5 nba chp, D12-0, when you win more then 2 chp then talk smack about anyone

  • http://twitter.com/MisterBucketz Mitya Ya

    this story would’ve been priceless if it came with video proof

  • spit hot fiyah
  • Zabbah

    Man, Dwight…you’re a damn fool. I used to like how you wouldn’t take anything serious off the court, it was refreshing, but you’re just a spoiled baby at this point. No one has said “no” to you in a very long, including your parents, and now Kobe comes along into your life and tells you how it’s done and what do you do? You cry about it to the media like a fucking baby, you cry to your old man, you probably cried to your high school coach as well.

  • MUBWAR

    and this doesnt even have to be believable cause it’s so dwights attitude

  • zogs19994

    TMZ IS GOING TO START DOING INTERVIEWS WITH THE LAKERS SOON

  • shockexchange

    What did D12 do … pantomine making an entry pass?

  • RayJr

    I hope LA trades him or he leaves. He will kill the Lakers franchise if they try to build around him.

  • analfissures

    Lol that was pretty funny. “Anyone wanna go bowling?”

  • LakeShow

    This did not happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    like i said, when did slamonline become tmz…SMH!

  • Caboose

    Yeah, I’m inclined to agree with that. This is so ludicrous. Just curious though Lake, what if the Lakers looked into a Dwight and pieces for Josh and bigger pieces deal? Like Dwight and Metta for Josh, Teague, Korver, and a 1st Round Pick?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Dwight has imitated Kobe on the team plane and there is video proof of that, so this doesn’t seem out of reach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Kevin Ding, a Lakers beat guy, has reported since way back that a) Dwight makes fun of Kobe behind his back, and b) other players, including Nash (!) and Gasol, are sick of Dwight’s lack of effort.

    I am not surprised by this story at all.

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    The excerpt below is from January 22:

    “Despite Kobe Bryant shooting at a career-high level, Howard has mocked Bryant’s shooting stats behind his back when he hasn’t shot well, leaving Lakers teammates feeling awfully uncomfortable. Bryant has tried to connect with Howard, tried to support his free-throw failures with glowing words about how great Howard can be and tried most recently to accommodate that “inside-out” insistence by rising up to shoot and half-looking at the rim, half-looking for Howard.”

  • LakeShow

    I’d like it.
    Allot.
    lol
    I enjoy Dwight’s game allot, but I haven’t seen much of it this year :(

  • crazyMCNEAL

    i didnt laugh doe……you peasant…

  • crazyMCNEAL

    thats nice

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    WHY YOU DO DIS?????????

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i assume this to be true

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Atlanta wouldn’t do that tho. Trading Smith for Dwight would be trading one expiring contract for another. And they value Teague way way too much to just give him away.

  • Initbruv

    It’s pretty bad when you can make yourself look like a bigger a**hole than Kobe Bryant.

  • trueballer4life

    dwight howard is trash overrated joke he has no skills all hype..!– shaq is the real superman!!

  • Kadavour

    well the source IS the NY POST. nothing but quality reporting there lol. None of this is credible.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    Doesn’t Dwight mock everybody? Aren’t imitations kind of his thing, particularly at All-Star games?
    I don’t know what’s in his heart, but before we all castigate Dwight let’s be clear about a few things.
    Players in Orlando loved Dwight. Maybe not all of them but many of them.
    Kobe has clashed with every single big man he’s ever played with.
    Dwight is playing with a painful back injury.
    Kobe likes to shoot.
    Dwight is desperate for approval and hates tough love.
    Kobe only understands tough love.
    Really, this relationship is as much about Kobe being Kobe as it is about Dwight being Dwight. Both of them are behaving the way they’ve behaved for years.

  • shockexchange

    Then add to mix that the Lakers are trash … “gone with the wind trash,” and you have a combustible combination.

  • hatehoward
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1010682192 Maria ODonnell

    Glad we here in Orlando got rid of him and I hope we can build our team and move on

  • hatehoward
  • Clos1881

    Both are at fault Kobe hasn’t sacrificed either people like to throw Dwight under the bus but Kobe has also turned Steve Nash into Steve Kerr

  • LakeShow

    I’m sure “something” happened, but not how they make it out to sound here.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, my bad i was tryna say i agree with you.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    true

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    At some point Dwight has to stop being a clown. Shaq clowned around but he was serious on the floor and in the locker room. Dwight clowns around all the time. If anyone but Jim Buss was running this team and Kobe’s opinion was being listened to, Dwight would be gone by Thursday if possible. When’s the last time the best big man in the league acted like this and kept having to change teams? I thought Shaq was crazy taking Brook Lopez over Dwight, but this season, I’d agree with him. Injured or not, Dwight’s approach to the game has to change. Can’t go into Kobe’s world on Kobe’s team in Kobe’s city and keep mocking him like this. I’m sure CP3 and those guys looked at Howard like he was out of his mind. Kobe’s done too much for a player like Dwight to keep mocking him. Seemed to me like he didn’t have one fan in Houston when he was introduced before the game this past weekend. He seemed out of place. The bright lights of LA are too much for him. Brooklyn would be too much for him too. Should have stayed in Orlando.

  • roscoe

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    dh12 is a light-heart-goofball that needs constant attention and approval. kb24 does not nurse his ego and its not surprising the media continues to create unverified stories.

    (kb24 – shaq 2.0 sells or gets clicks)

    in reality the LAC crew is so fun loving it would not surprise me if they were joking and things were a silly about kb24 but I will not accept CP3 was disrespecting kb24. Fail.

    the truth is the east all-stars don’t like dh12 as revealed in the 2012 all star game in ORL when he should have been propped up in the game, but dey didnt pass him the ball.

    the bottom line is dh12 can damage anyone’s image and its best to keep the distance.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    This is actually basketball news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    who the fuuuuuck cares

  • RayJr

    This is cool to mess around with thanks

  • RayJr

    Thanks again. I ran Lopez, Blatche, and Evans for Dwight and it works. Cool to mess around with.

  • roscoe

    dh12 is not what you stated… you can do better than that.

  • qwerty

    how can this even be reportable, y’all are just trying to hate this man. They’re team mates, if any of you tell me your team doesn’t have this kind of clowning around i won’t believe. Doesn’t need to be taken so damn seriously.

    this ‘source’ is probably BS anyway

  • KingBenjamin

    Dwight Coward

  • playa

    They are not best friends,never were,never will be,but…media are a devil creation with their quest to literally destroy any and everything they can- if something’s not broke,fix it till it is -their motto says.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    agreed

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i wouldnt be suprised if this really happened.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    It’s the NY Post…so take this with a grain of salt.

  • bill

    Someone’s DEFINITELEY crying for Kobe….jeebus.

  • bill

    Kobe getting stuck with Dwight Howard, and no playoffs, at the end of his career is just karma for running out Shaq at the beginning of his career, and not sucking it up for rings then. It’s all just a test to see how hard you’ll pout about it, Beanie.

  • mike

    probably exaggerated , or didnt happen, amazing how the media can post anything without any proof or credibility….. dont belive the hype…..PS , despite this…Dwight really has shown he is wack and corny, jus like that akward interview in the middle of the all star game with blake griffin imitating him. Dwight Coward….not funny

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Everyone was laughing with him before. Now most people are laughing at him.

  • Madubbs

    LMFAOOOOOO TOOOOOOOOO JOKES

  • fruizm

    hahahaha some people have way too much free time!

  • Busta213

    Lol at Kobe “trying to connect”! Kobe wants to get Dwight in “angry mode” Dwight just wants a hug….and some touches. Hes happy to be the no.2 on a team as long as he isnt frozen out and Kobe has done that at times.

  • Busta213

    LOL the Magic are horrible without him though. Im sure your real happy.

  • Brett

    The Kobe Bryant Abuse Support Group made me spill my drink on the keyboard, very funny.

  • hillbilly

    Dont worry, Kobe. It gets better.

  • The Seed

    Buss did not want to sign Shaq to a max contract, go research. Also Kobe went to three NBA Finals won two during that span. LOL

  • The Seed

    Howard is a clown, cat. Stop acting like he got heart. Everybody has called him out, except his mother. Howard is the main reason. I have read reports, Gasol, Steve Nash all don’t like him. Kobe is not as bad to teammates as you think man. Go research cat. Also if Howard is traded from the Lakers his careert is over and he will have to deal with how he took for granted to play with the best player since MJ. Kobe being Kobe has 5 rings. Howard being Howard has no rings, alot of drama, two baby mamas and alot of people not liking him. LOL

  • Caboose

    Dwight might like being home in Atlanta. Think: Harris, Morrow, Metta, Horford, Dwight? Seems like the laid back group (minus the head case Artest) that Dwight would resign with.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    It would make more sense for them to trade Horford, considering josh smith and Dwight are best friends and you wanna give Dwight every reason to resign. Smith too in that case.

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Research is the most misused word on the Internet behind “hate. “

  • robb

    Well this sure is another media created bullsh*t. Dwight is a clown and he does this kind of stuff all the time. Kobe grabbed his stuff? He has to see the Dwight Howard show everyday in the Lakers locker room, I’m sure he doesn’t find it funny anymore. His impersonations got old, nobody’s laughing but Dwight.

  • robb

    When you make Steve Nash yell at you, you should know you’re doing something wrong. This is not about Kobe, Nash and D’Antoni have problems with Howard too. Say what you want about the back and the shoulder, Dwight’s attitude sucks. He laughs when he loses, and he doesn’t seem interested at all when he’s playing. I disliked him before, now I just can’t stand the guy.

  • fruizm

    and “lol”

  • chicken

    Kobe just bein a hater cuz Dwight Howard can pull more girls dan him

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Only a Lakers fan wouldn’t want Dwight freaking Howard on his/her team. It’s amazing that they’ve got the best center in the NBA yet they hate him! LOL.

  • The Philosopher

    Meh…
    It will pass.

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    so is it clear that Kobe has a problem with other players?

  • shockexchange

    No matter who L.A. has the fans always feel like they need somebody else. Throw out any name, and they need him. Rudy Gay – “We need him … if we had Rudy … ” Marc Gasol – “We need him. I know we traded him for Pau but we should get him back and get rid of Pau.” Zach Randolph – “We need him. He’s the best low post player in the game.” Candace Parker – “If we had her Horry Jr would win his 6th chip son.”

  • trueballer4life

    d12 is trash has no heart! hes wack!.. could never step in kobes shoes..facts.!

  • TRUEBALLER4LIFE

    LA NEEDS PHIL!!.., GET RID OF D12 HES TRASH ALL HYPE! HE DID NOT EVEN DESERVE TO BE AN ALL STAR?.. NBA FANS WAKE UP..!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donte-Machiavelli-Hudson/100000723951750 Donte Machiavelli Hudson

    Lol

  • Brandon

    Howard should get some bricks and put it in Kobes locker……..

    Then Kobe should take some rings and put it in Howards. #mambaout

  • BostonBaller

    Celtics fans: We’ll take Howard and his goofy self…

  • http://www.facebook.com/markalis69 Jeremy Kraft

    Dwight Howard is the biggest loser in the NBA. Hes like an overrated Robert Swift, but e Lakers deserve this. Serves you right!

  • danpowers

    amen

  • Basketball_iQ

    I did #mambaOut lmao

  • rwebb@mmhqllc.com

    just a hot mess,

  • J.j

    The only joke is dwight

  • Jonathon

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with being gay so I don’t want this to sound bad, but I really think dwight might be bi-sexual and is still in the closet. He is always with a young man around town and in his seats. Yes he has kids but he never gave a girl tickets to his seats at staples center. I think he just wants to be accepted but if he is gay he should come out of the closet! People would have accepted him as long as he plays hard..

  • compton loc

    man that’s real talk love it

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