The issues between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant have been well documented around these parts. But lately, the two have been on a crusade to downplay their issues. Kobe says the media has manufactured the issue and now Howard claiming that there really aren’t any problems between the two.
In an interview on 790 The Ticket in Miami, Howard explained to Dan LeBatard, Stugotz and Stan Van Gundy that he and Bryant aren’t best friends, but they are on the same page.
On his relationship with Kobe Bryant:
“We’re not best friends but I would say that we understand where we’re at. We’re pretty much on the same page as far as what it’s going to take for us to get to the next level and for us to win. I have to bring that energy and effort every night and because I’m in better shape, I’m able to do that for longer periods.”
We’ll admit that their relationship does seem to be a lot better lately. But that’s now. Let the Lakers miss the playoffs and then we’ll really see the status of their relationship.