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

Dwight Howard Demanded Kobe be Muzzled

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!

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