NBA Players Who Have No Love for Kobe Bryant

2. Dwight Howard

The 2012-2013 Lakers looked like a serious Finals threat to LeBron and the Heat, but turned out to be one of the most dysfunctional teams in NBA history.

A big contributing factor was Kobe and Howard not getting along, even though they and the Lakers organization tried hard to make it look like everything was OK.

Soon after Howard left for the Rockets, Byron Scott stated that the two “didn’t like each other.” The first time the Lakers and the Rockets met, Howard threw a vicious elbow Kobe’s way and from Kobe’s end, there’s the infamous “soft” gif.