The Lakers Might Not Sign Howard Because of Kobe

Why would anyone want a guy like Dwight Howard on their team after showing all signs of immaturity and disloyalty is beyond me? But the Lakers, Rockets and Mavericks are all fighting for this guy.  However, Kobe Bryant had about as much as he can handle and he told Howard basically to f*ck off.

kobe-bryant-dwight-howard“You need to learn how it’s done first, and I can teach you here,” Bryant told Howard during the Lakers’ presentation, witnesses in the room described to Yahoo! Sports.

“You have to learn how it’s done,” Bryant told Howard. “I know how to do it, and I’ve learned from the best – players who have won multiple times over and over. Instead of trying to do things your way, just listen and learn and tweak it, so it fits you,” Bryant finished.

These quotes could easily mean Howard will sign with the Rockets, who are the favorites in the odds win this ‘beauty contest’.  The center always wants to be pampered and love without having the responsibility of big star if something fails; with Kobe’s words Howard might feel like he’s not wanted.

The Lakers has made the impossible to pursuit Dwight Howard, but he’s playing this ‘soap opera’ for the third straight summer and is getting boring, at least Kobe Bryant feels that way.

The most recent odds have the Rockets +140 in the moneyline to get Howard; the Lakers are +180, the Mavs +300, the Atlanta Hawks +950 and the Warriors are a longshot +1000.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can't do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he's more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn't let Frank write his profile.