Y! Sources: Kobe Bryant's message to Dwight Howard in Tuesday's meeting: Let me teach you how to be a champion. http://t.co/F8fXUcrnKp
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2013
First, if you aren’t following me on Twitter yet, please do so: @redninetyfour. While I don’t have the time to write longform here more than once a day, I think most would agree I am usually pretty good about sharing my thoughts over Twitter as news breaks throughout the day.
Next, the report above, in my opinion, was the news of the day. I’m not sure why I’m even surprised by this. What else would anyone expect from Bryant? The same narcissism that’s driven him towards greatness now could potentially be a superseding factor in pushing yet another Hall of Fame center out of town.
After Bryant spent a full season patronizing Howard, one wonders how he can possibly think that same strong-armed attitude would do anything but drive Howard away.
And if you’re Howard, after being marginalized, after being accused of faking an injury when actually playing hurt, now you are being sold to stay by being told you can only learn from Bryant how to win? How can you possibly find that appealing?