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Dwight Howard's dad: Kobe and son need to talk it out

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09:27 AM ET 02.10 | The dust certainly didn't settle after the Lakers eked out a victory against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, not when Dwight Howard's father injected himself into his son's awkward relationship with Kobe Bryant. The elder Howard said his son needed to sit down with Bryant to hash out their differences. He also said Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't being assertive enough to handle the situation. Bryant's response? Enough already. "Honestly, I'm done talking about it. There's nothing to talk about. I'm done with it. There's nothing to discuss. It's silly," he said Saturday. Then he laughed, knowing the wild story lines that often accompanied the Lakers in his 17 NBA seasons. "It is what it is," he said.

Los Angeles Times

Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images
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February 10, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Who's fault will it be next year? D-will or Dirk?

February 10, 2013  10:15 AM ET

I'm sure it will be the same next year when he is with the Nets or Mavs. Will it be d-will or Dirk's fault?

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February 10, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Why can't Kobe be blamed for any of the Lakers issues, ever?

There is plenty of blame to go around. Both Kobe and Dwight need to man up and stop this back-and-forth BS in the press. It's a major distraction to a team that already has too many distractions. Just shut up and play. That's what you get paid millions of dollars to do. Figure it out. Even if your ego has to be put on the back burner for the rest of the year.

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February 10, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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Howard doesn't take any accountability n Howard homers don't even realize he doesn't have the same explosiveness. He isn't the same player...

He's injured. Hasn't been 100% in a while. When he's healthy he's the best center in the game. Although his low post game has never really improved enough. As he gets older and loses athleticism he better go to the Hakeem Olajuwon School of low post awareness or he will not be able to play a full career.

February 10, 2013  11:35 AM ET

It's Starting To Look Like A 'B' Movie, Bros.

 
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