It shouldn’t be a surprise that the relationship between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard has soured. In the first half of the season alone, the duo has yelled at each other on the court and reportedly had a heated exchange after their New Year’s Day loss to the Sixers.
But despite all the attempts to hold things together, the two have seemingly decided that they’ve grown tired of pretending to like one another. And according to Page Six, their dislike of each other was on full display in the locker room before Sunday’s All Star game.
Relations between Kobe Bryant and his Lakers teammate Dwight Howard were beyond icy during the weekend’s All-Star game in Houston — with Howard mocking Bryant behind his back in the locker room, sources exclusively tell Page Six. 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.”
To make matters worse, Bryant told reporters after the game regarding Howard, “I don’t know what they are going to do. But at this point … , it doesn’t matter.”
Guess we’re finally at rock bottom in Los Angeles.