Kobe Bryant helped open this can of worms that is all the talk surrounding Dwight Howard’s desire to play with pain. So seeing Kobe’s attempts to put that toothpaste back in the tube is laughable on some levels.
The Kobe-Dwight drama is such that now Howard’s father is even weighing in on the topic. Yep, this thing has pretty much jumped the shark.
Bryant contends that the quotes of his featured in an ESPNBoston.com piece have been blown out of proportion.
“It’s really not that big of a deal. This thing in Boston, they really made something out of nothing. There’s nothing I said that was out of the ordinary or that I haven’t said before in talking to him.”
Either way Bryant says he’s moving on and we should too.
“Honestly, I’m done talking about it. There’s nothing to talk about. I’m done with it. There’s nothing to discuss. It’s silly.”
He’s right. It is silly because the drama does nothing to help this team get out of the season-long funk it’s mired in. The only hope the Lakes have of making the playoffs is relegated to getting in as the 8th seed at this point. Barring some sort of drastic change in the Western hierarchy the Lake Show has but one route to the postseason.
Kobe has every right to voice his opinion of Howard. He just shouldn’t have done so in such a public manner. Even if he was misquoted or misunderstood he should know that less is more.