Dwight Howard Yelled at Kobe Bryant for Not Helping Him on Defense Last Night

Dwight Howard Yelled at Kobe Bryant for Not Helping Him on Defense Last Night

Everyone was singing Kobe Bryant's praises last night when he became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points. Well, almost everyone. As it turns out, Dwight Howard wasn't happy with Kobe's performance on the defensive end of the court on several different occasions last night. And, he let him know about it by yelling at him after he failed to play good help D in the first quarter of the Lakers game against the Hornets.

But, don't worry, Lakers fans. Even though things got chippy between the two superstars, Howard made it a point to say that there aren't any issues between the two. They were simply communicating to try and fix the defensive breakdown.

"I don't have a problem with saying anything to anybody," Howard said after the game, "and it should be that way. We have to be able to talk to each other. We're a team. We're a family. And, the more chemistry we develop that way, the better we'll be as a team."

True. But, we can't help but think that the whole "yelling at Kobe" thing probably wouldn't have gone over quite as well if it had been, say, Jordan Hill yelling at him as opposed to Dwight Howard. Just sayin'.

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[via The Orange County Register]

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