Yesterday news broke that there was some type of fight between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. Kobe quickly took to Twitter to dismiss those rumors and then had some fun with Dwight and Coach D’Antoni by posting a pic of the two about to throw down.
Last night Kobe & Dwight both addressed the rumors again…
While the tweet was a good-natured way to poke fun at the Daily News story, members of the Lakers were not as jovial when asked about the validity of the report when questioned by reporters.
“We all try to be professional about what we do, be professional about how we do our jobs,” said Bryant. “I guess some people try to skate around that a little bit.”
Howard called the story “funny” and questioned the motives of whoever made the story surface.
“We’re losing,” Howard said of the 15-18 Lakers. “Every little story that comes out is geared towards breaking our team up, but we’re bigger than that. We’re stronger than that and we’re not going to let anything divide us.”
Howard said that the source did not come from the Lakers’ locker room.
“Obviously with the fake stories coming out somebody has something against our team,” Howard said. “It’s not us. Me and Kobe don’t have a problem with each other. We’re not beefing. So, for somebody to come out with a random story saying me and him got in a fight and for it to make ESPN like we’re beefing is ridiculous. I just think it’s funny.”