Feb 22, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and center Dwight Howard (12) react during the game against the Portland Trail Blazersat the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard "It Was Tough" Playing With Kobe Bryant

The Dwight Howard vs Kobe Bryant feud might not rival his feud with Shaquille O’Neal. But it might have played a role in Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Stephen A. Smith asked him about that as part of a lengthy interview with Howard on ESPN’s SportsCenter:

“Was it tough playing with Kobe? Yea, it was very tough. But playing along with Kobe didn’t have any parts of my decision going to Houston. I just felt like Houston was a better situation for me and my career. Me and Kobe, we had our disagreements, we had our moments. Everybody knows Kobe likes to score and there were times we would get at it getting the ball. And that happens on a team.”

Kobe Bryant has always been known for being tough on his teammates mainly due to his competitive nature. But he tried to spin that into a positive saying he’d pass the “how to be a champion” torch on to Dwight. However according to Howard, Kobe never made such a promise.

Nevertheless, Kobe Bryant planning to stick around for another three years possibly played more of a role. The offense isn’t suited for Dwight as well.

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