Dwight Howard Demanded Kobe be Muzzled

March 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles /Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) celebrates the 90-81 victory with shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Dwight Howard/Kobe Bryant relationship just keeps on getting better. According to CSN Bay Area, Dwight Howard demanded two things in his meeting with the Lakers in July: Fire Mike D’Antoni and amnesty, or muzzle Kobe Bryant.

“Talks with various people close to the situation make it clear there were two prerequisites for Dwight Howard to remain a Laker: fire Mike D’Antoni and amnesty, or at the very least muzzle, Kobe Bryant.”

“The Lakers apparently asked Dwight to be patient on both fronts for at least another season, telling him “hey, you’re going to have to gut this out another year,” a source said, although it sounds as if VP of basketball ops Jim Buss isn’t ready to abandon Kobe anytime soon. ‘Dwight didn’t want to play with Kobe for 2-3 more years,” Buss said. “I’m going to stand behind Kobe because of his history with the franchise.’”

Telling a franchise to “muzzle” their franchise player, someone who’s won them five titles doesn’t seem like a very good idea to me. Apparently the Lakers didn’t think it was a good idea either. What happened when Howard didn’t get his wishes? Well, you already know.

What do you think of Howard’s comments? Was he wrong in his demands? Let us know in the comment section down below!

Topics: Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers

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  • Rave on!

    Howard’s a baby crying for a rattle.

  • Stefan Follett

    Great Piece of Material

  • JJason Townsend

    Making the demands a player such as Kobe, Jordan, Shaq deserve to make….. Why? Because they won multiple championships. Howard has only won the largest tool in the toolbox award….. Twice

  • Jim213

    Sad with DH’s athleticism… no brain.

    • Robert Han

      Actually that’s as brainy and gutsy a request to be made by Howard. He gotta make his wants known, that’s what all negotiations are about.

      • Jim213

        He should realize that he won’t carry a team to a championship by himself. Yet, wanted to screw over the one with 5 rings and who’d he’d have the best odds of helping him to obtain his first? Ego…