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Old 12-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Get Into Yelling Match During Lakers Win Over Hornets by Doug Kyed on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:35PM Comments (1) inShare

Things are getting a little testy between the two biggest stars on the Lakers. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard got into a yelling match on the court during the Lakersí win over the Hornets on Wednesday, according to Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register. Apparently, the argument started over a disagreement about the Lakersí defensive rotation. If the Lakersí canít get along, they could be in for a long season. The Lakers won the game 103-87, so the tift didnít affect their performance on Wednesday, but its something to monitor moving forward. You can read Dingís series of tweets below to follow the fight.

KEVIN DING@KevinDing Dwight in disbelief at Kobe's lack of defensive rotation on Robin Lopez dunk. NO 12, LA 7. 5 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

KEVIN DING@KevinDing Dwight and Kobe yelling at each other after Lopez gets another open basket. 5 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

KEVIN DING@KevinDing Dwight yelled at Kobe for not rotating to Lopez. Kobe yelled back at Dwight, pointing toward the other end of the court. 5 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

KEVIN DING@KevinDing Now in the timeout huddle, Dwight is standing up and pointing a finger in the face of the seated Kobe. 5 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

Donít worry, though. The quarrel didnít last all game. Before long, the two Lakers were slapping hands and helping each other up.

KEVIN DING@KevinDing Dwight did go slap Kobe's hand after Kobe made a free throw. Kobe's D improved after timeout. ... NO 23, LA 20 after 1Q. 5 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

KEVIN DING@KevinDing Kobe went to sit next to Dwight at the end of the bench. At start of this timeout, Kobe reached out a hand to help pull Dwight to his feet. 5 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Lakers currently stand at 9-10, so if the team wants to turn their season around, they may want to keep in the in-house fighting to a minimum. Bryant scored his 30,000th career point, and finished with 29 on the game. Howard scored 18 and grabbed eight boards.

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