Just because Kobe Bryant didn’t get what he wanted with concerns to Dwight Howard re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, he decided to Un-follow him on Twitter. Bryant should have gave Howard a better pitch, rather than telling him he wasn’t a winner and he should stay with L.A. so he could teach him how to become a winner.

Bryant and Howard didn’t hit it off from the time Howard arrived in L.A.. There can only be one shinning star on the Lakers team and it is clear that star is Bryant and no one is going to take any of the lime light away from him.

Last season the Lakers struggled. The team had a hard time playing like a team and much of the finger-pointing was aimed at Howard. Kobe had plenty of things to say. The Lakers let their head coach go early in the season and some think that was because Kobe was less than happy with him.

Now that Howard decided to pick the Rockets over the Lakers, it is clear there is no love loss between Bryant and Howard. When Bryant decided to Un-follow Howard on twitter he made that point perfectly clear.

Now that Bryant has to come back from a serious injury to his leg, the Lakers are going to have a tough 2013-2014 season. Bryant knows that and this is another reason he was trying to get Howard to stay in L.A. Perhaps Kobe should enroll in a sensitivity class to learn the finer points of negotiating a deal.

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Readers Comments (13)

  1. Mikk P

    Whoopdee frikkin doo!!! Try writing a real article

  2. deeJ

    Wow! Is this the best “news” that you could come up with? You either was dissed by Kobe or you too have a clown suit like your wantabe diva Dwightmare!!!

  3. steve

    its not a childish move it was a smart move why give Howard the time of day on his twitter acct? he does not deserve Kobes greatness

  4. steve

    people gorget that we still have Gasol and a prety good powerforward named Jordan hill who given the chance to start will do amazing things

  5. Kenneth Loftly

    I’ll be glad when Kobe finally retires. Because you guys take everything he says and does an blow it up. You are just like that never played a basketballs game in his life. BILL SIMMONS

  6. mary

    Why would Kobe want to follow a quiter. Take your head out of you a$$ LG, you know nothing.

    • LG

      Howard didn’t quit, he left in free agency….

      • mary

        He quit the Lakers fool, get a grip.

        • LG

          You can’t count that as quitting he moved on in free agency….

          • mary

            He couldn’t take the heat so he got out of the kitchen. He was useless anyway, all ego and no production (except making babies that he doesn’t take care of) so call it what you will. I will continue to say he quit.

          • LG

            Ok, thank for taking the time to leave your comments…

  7. Evelyn A

    LG you need to get your facts straight before you write a column. You need to go to ESPN and read Shelbourne’s column. Kobe NEVER told DH that he wasn’t a winner and should stay and let him teach him how to be one. Howard said that NEVER happened. When DH met privately with Kobe and Nash he went at them hard, telling them they didn’t defend him when he was injured, didn’t defend or take up for him with the Coach, the fans or the other players. Kobe and Nash were both shocked and asked him why he didn’t come to them and tell them what he needed and how he was feeling. They both stated that there is a code among the players that you don’t offer help unless you ask for it or tell them you need them. DH said that they weren’t sensitive enough and didn’t care enough about his feelings. He was also really upset that they didn’t hire Phil J when he asked them to and that he had no say so in who the Coach was going to be or what players were to be brought in and which ones to let go. So you are dead wrong for blaming Kobe for unfollowing him, he did the right thing after the verbal attack by Howard who is a lying dishonest Diva. By the way, he didn’t just move on as a FA, he falt out QUIT, due to everyone hurting his feelings and giving him NO power regarding personnel!

  8. Evelyn A

    So now the dishonest, lying, clowning, sad sack nobody loves me, nobody took up for me, pouting, 2 yr old tantrum throwing Diva is gone and it is NOT the fault of Kobe, Steve N, or any of the Lakers. He did NOT just leave for greener pastures as a FA, he just flat out QUIT, because he didn’t get enough love, respect and total a$$ kissing from the whole LO and that includes everyone on the Laker payroll and he couldn’t handle the pressure and big market!

    I can hardly wait until he thinks he is not getting what he so rightly thinks he deserves from the Rockets! He told the Rockets that he wants input on who the Coach is going to be and what players are to be brought in and which ones are to be shipped out and the fools gave it to him! THANK GOD HE IS THEIR HEADACHE NOW AND NOT OURS!!


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