This is such a vintage Dwight Howard move it makes me sick. I really don't think there is a more delusional athlete on the planet than Dwight Howard. That speaks volumes considering he played against a team that rosters a player who nicknamed himself 'Swaggy P'. Remember when Dwight Howard said that the Orlando Magic should retire his number? Yeah, the same Orlando Magic that he demanded trade him for two straight seasons. You aren't that lovable 18 year old anymore Dwight. Embrace the hate like your predecessors.
Swinging three consecutive elbows and eventually connecting with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant was kind of expected. They very clearly don't like each other. Nor should they. They are as opposite as two people can possibly be. However, don't chin check someone you despise then act surprise when Kobe starts hurling insults at you. Another case of Howard trying to mask his wrongdoing with a smile and a laugh.
Bryant was right in everything he said too. I don't care that Howard has 5 inches and 50+ pounds on him. I don't care that Dwight looks like he was carefully chiseled by Jesus. If he took Bryant's advice and decided to 'try' him, there is no way I would bet on Howard. To reiterate what Kobe said, he is the very definition of soft. There are lovers and fighters in this world, I think we know where each player stands. Kobe would eat his young for a chance at a 6th championship, Howard would piss down his own leg at the thought of a clutch free throw.
P.S. Is it possible to declare a season over after 1 game? After losing Nash for the year, and Julius Randle last night with a broken leg, The Lakers success is now dependent on the health of Nick Young. Yes, that Nick Young. A homeless man's JR Smith on the court. A person that makes JR Smith look deserving of a Noble Prize off the court. May God help them. Pray for Kobe.