Kobe Bryant Challenged Dwight Howard In Meeting

Feb 24, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) talks with center Dwight Howard (12) in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Lakers beat the Mavs 103-99. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Teams are wooing Dwight Howard in an attempt to win his services. He’s being offered all sorts of potential ‘perks’ to sign with particuar teams. Kobe Bryant took a different approach, a more tough love approach. Essentially, let me show you how to win championships.

And if anyone in the league knows how to win championships, it’s Kobe Bryant. He has won 5 and played in 7 finals.

“You need to learn how it’s done first, and I can teach you here,” Bryant told Howard during the Lakers’ presentation, witnesses in the room described to Yahoo! Sports.

“You have to learn how it’s done,” Bryant told Howard, witnesses described. “I know how to do it and I’ve learned from the best – players who have won multiple times over and over.”

I don’t know if the Los Angeles Lakers knew Kobe would take the tough love approach. Maybe they did and that is why he wasn’t with them for their meeting with Dwight face to face on Tuesday.

“Instead of trying to do things your way, just listen and learn and tweak it, so it fits you,” Bryant told him.

The tough lore approach worked with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie when the Denver Broncos pursued him in free agency. It could work for Dwight too.

Topics: Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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