Scott insists the pair simply don’t like each other…
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was involved in an altercation with former team-mate Dwight Howard during the 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.
With the Lakers down 99-74 in the fourth quarter, Howard grabbed a rebound off a Carlos Boozer miss and after attempting to create some space for himself by throwing some elbows, he caught Bryant in the face.
Naturally, that led to a heated exchange between the pair as the built up tension between them spilled over after clashing during their year as team-mates in the 2012/13 season.
“He elbowed me in the face and I’m gonna let him know, I don’t like that,” Bryant said. “It’s that simple.”
“It’s fantastic. That’s the game. That’s all part of the game. Elbows are a part of the game. Trash-talking is part of the game. I don’t know where the NBA became so sensitive. It’s all part of it.”
After a review, Bryant was assessed a personal foul while Howard was handed a flagrant foul 1 as each player was also tagged with a technical each.
Meanwhile, Howard refused to comment on the situation and insisted that it was about winning the game and he wasn’t even thinking about his exchange with Bryant.