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

Dwight Howard: Kobe Never Offered To Teach Me To Be A Champion

As the details of the various pitches made to Dwight Howard leaked over the days, Kobe Bryant had an interesting one to persuade Dwight Howard to stay. He offered to share his championship knowledge with Dwight Howard and teach him how to be a champion.

If someone like Kobe offered you that it’d be hard to turn down which makes Dwight’s decision curious.

But Howard says he never was offered that.

From Howard’s Q&A with Alex Kennedy of Hoops World:

What did you think of Kobe Bryant’s comments that he could teach you how to be a winner?

DH: “He didn’t say anything of that sort. People twisted a lot of stuff that he said. But in my personal opinion, I’m a winner. I’m a winner because I’ve been playing for nine years when the average career for an NBA player is three years. I’m a winner because I made it to the NBA from a small school in Atlanta, GA, with 16 people in a class. I’m a winner because I’m succeeding in life. I’ve had problems and I’m not better than the next man, but I’m going to push myself to be a winner when it comes to winning a championship. But he didn’t say anything like that and a lot of people twisted what he did say.”

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