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Mike D’Antoni Reveals What It Was Like Coaching Kobe Bryant And Dwight Howard: “I Thought I Was Gonna Get Killed. They Didn’t Like Each Other.”

With the way the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers performed, there have been comparisons to Lakers teams from the past. The only other previous Lakers teams that have been as disappointing as this one is the one from 2012-2013. To help an aging Kobe Bryant, the Lakers signed superstar center Dwight Howard and veteran All-Star point guard Steve Nash to team up with Kobe and Pau Gasol to form a superteam.

But the super team never ended up delivering the way it was expected. Steve Nash was well past his prime and missed a significant amount of time to injury. Pau Gasol had also declined significantly in the past few seasons. But without a doubt, the biggest issue for the Lakers was the tension and anger between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. And head coach Mike D’Antoni struggled to get them working.

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni spoke recently about his experience coaching the Lakers with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. He noted that both players had a dislike for each other, and it was very difficult to get them on the same page as each other. Kobe, while he was a great player, was a tough personality, and that didn’t gel well with Dwight Howard (1:38 onwards).

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