Feb 5, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) hands the ball back to the referee during the second half of the game against the Phoenix Suns at the Toyota Center. Howard leads his team with 34 points and 14 rebounds. The Rockets defeated the Suns 122-108. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard posts photo of himself dunking on Kobe Bryant

Apparently Dwight Howard never got the memo that you don’t want to poke a sleeping giant.

That giant, in this case, is Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

A few days back, the Houston Rockets center suggested in an interview that he doesn’t ‘need’ to ask for the ball any longer. Many believed that to be a subtle shot at Bryant and now Howard is at it again, this time posting a photo of himself dunking on Bryant.

In fairness to Dwight, he wasn’t completely arrogant as he did suggest that Bryant had put him on a poster before as well, but randomly posting a picture of himself dunking on Kobe? For no good reason? Needle, needle, needle.

It also doesn’t help that Bryant has been in an extra salty mood as of late and doesn’t take kindly to people (especially people like Dwight) poking at him.

Should be interesting to see if Kobe responds and what his actions are. Given what we’ve seen him do in the past, you have to think he’ll do a little something – at least on social media.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk

Tags: Dwight Howard Houston Rockets Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

  • stucktrader

    Besides Kobe/Lakers… it could also be a needle toward Orlando at the same time… But D12 haters take heart… He wont be winning the title this year or next… they need one more piece… No way Rockets beat an Indy, Heat, Clips(if CP3 is healthy) or OKC in a 7 game series… but who knows what happens in a couple years.

  • J Taylor

    D12 – Grow up.
    You’re getting tiring to watch.

    At this point, you are barely an All Star, and you want to pretend that you are a HOF player.

    Thanks for sparing LA the torment of your immature ways.

  • Seis Nueve

    Lol that dunk was even nasty. Just looks like Kobe was under the basket pushing him off. What Kobe did to that boy was nasty.