Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard never really saw eye-to-eye during their short time together as teammates. Kobe wanted Dwight to kick it up a notch and Howard’s mindset didn’t exactly transcend in Los Angeles. Regardless of their differences, Dwight is gone and Kobe has clearly moved on saying the following about Howard’s departure during media day on Sept. 28:
“Honestly, man, I don’t really give a s---.”
Along with Kobe not really caring about Dwight leaving Los Angeles, the five-time NBA champion already had a sense Howard wasn’t coming back to the Lakers before their infamous meeting. Kobe believed Dwight had one foot out the door and it turns out that he wasn't wrong.
Kobe met with Dwight along with Steve Nash and Mitch Kupchak to give the final pitch to the three-time Defensive Player of the Year. The pitch fell flat and Dwight ultimately left, but it seems as though Kobe believes Dwight had already made up his mind about Houston.
With Kobe caring less about Dwight heading to Houston, the veteran guard is focused on the upcoming season and the team turning things around after the disastrous end to last year.
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