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Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant as teammates on the 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers was a story of polar reverse personalities that simply could not appear to mesh on or off the courtroom.

Does that imply Howard hated The Black Mamba, or vice versa? Not in accordance with the brand new Charlotte Hornets middle, anyway.

Throughout a Q-and-A session on his Twitter account Sunday, Howard was requested why he and Bryant beefed in Los Angeles, with Howard tweeting that their supposed feud was merely conjured up by the media.

When the close to 7-footer took his skills to the Houston Rockets in free company the next summer time, he cited “a great state of affairs” within the Lone Star state as the rationale he made the transfer, not as a result of he was afraid of Bryant.

In a 2015 interview with USA Right now’s Sam Amick, Bryant talked about that he tried educating Howard the way to be a champion in order that he might someday turn out to be the face of the Lakers. Sadly, Howard’s notion of what that course of entailed was far totally different than what it truly took, with Bryant’s combative nature maybe being too overbearing for the large man.

The Bryant-Howard-Pau Gasol-Steve Nash core gained simply forty five video games, and was swept out of the opening spherical of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs.