Kobe Bryant Explains His Trash Talk With Dwight Howard

by November 20, 2014

Things were much calmer between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard the second time this season that the Lakers and Rockets faced off.

Mostly due to the fact that Howard was in street clothes.

Bryant refused to enter the war of words between the big fella and Kevin Durant, explaining that harsh things are said in the heat of battle.

Per NBA.com:

“No, I don’t feel that way,” Bryant said. “And I don’t think Kevin does either. At moments of confrontation during a game you’ll say things in the heat of the moment. I know Dwight. I’m sure Kevin does. We don’t feel that way about him.


“You get in an argument with somebody, you’ll say things out of frustration, out of anger that you really don’t mean. It’s a heat of the battle, heat of the moment.


“You (media) guys have all been in arguments, guys that are married. Sometimes you say things that you want to take back, that you don’t really mean. But it’s in the heat of confrontation.”