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The official word on Dwight Howard's status tonight is that he went through the Lakers morning shootaround, and is a game time decision.  But, the situation is a lot more complicated than that.  In an interview with Jackie MacMullan yesterday, Kobe Bryant said the following about his teammate:

"We don't have time for (Howard's shoulder) to heal. We need some urgency. We don't have three years, we've got this year. (Howard) has never been in a position where someone is driving him as hard as I am, as hard as this organization is. It's win a championship or everything is a complete failure. That's just how (the Lakers) do it. And that's foreign to him. When you think about it, there aren't many organizations that look at it that way. There are only two that can really honestly say that's what they live by -- Los Angeles and Boston."

Here's a tweet this afternoon from ESPN Los Angelss Lakers beat writer Dave McMenamin:


And shortly after a couple Celtics reporters said the same:


And then more from McMenamin:


My read on this is that Kobe looks like a fighter, and Dwight comes off as a crybaby; which is definitely something they have each been called before throughout their careers.  Regardless, the chaos in Lakerland is spectacularly amusing to watch.

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Mark Vandeusen 2/07/2013 12:52:00 PM Edit
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