A lot went on in Los Angeles over the past several months, and despite having one of the best off-seasons of all-time, the Lakers settled with a first round exit. The team found a way to scoop up Dwight Howard over the summer, but there was never a time when he and Kobe Bryant clicked on the court. Even though they both played well for stretches at a time, the injuries and setbacks thwarted any chance of them developing basketball chemistry.
The Lakers got swept out of the first round by the San Antonio Spurs, and after the game, Time Warner Cable SportsNet got a chance to ask Howard a few questions. There was a lot made of Howard’s relationship with Kobe Bryant and the center spoke about that once the season ended.
“We’re not best friends but I’m going to be there for him.”
Howard said that this season was a “nightmare,” something the front office may not want to hear as the big man will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Howard’s decision on whether or not to stay in Los Angeles will depend a lot on how he feels the direction of this team is going. Bryant will still be with the Lakers for one more season and Howard will definitely take that into consideration when choosing which team to play for next season.