Kobe Bryant Is Not the Only Laker Who’s Fed Up with Dwight

According to Fox News Ohio, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wouldn't oppose a trade of center Dwight Howard if the franchise chose to go that direction, and after a story surfacing about Howard mocking Bryant in the west locker room during All-Star weekend Bryant would probably welcome the change.

And apparently there are other prominent members on the Lakers roster who may feel the same way.

The simmering feud between Bryant and Howard has captured the attention of most people following the Lakers' soap opera of a season, but it's surprising that no one has thought to ask other members of the team how they feel about the situation.

It's probably even more surprising to Bryant's detractors that most of the Lakers that really matter feel the same way about Howard that Kobe does.

"Bryant is not alone in his concern, sources say. Nash, Pau Gasol and several others also seem fairly uneasy about Howard's commitment to the cause."

That passage from the Fox Sports Ohio article is the real eye-opener when it comes to this saga since it openly mentions other teammates who are less than pleased by Howard's un-interested approach to the game.

Howard might be the most jovial and carefree soul in the NBA, and while his smile may be infectious to some, it means nothing when one of the most successful franchises in NBA history is in danger of failing to reach the postseason.

It's easy to chalk Howard's lack of passion up as a byproduct of immaturity, but he is 27 and at some point you have to grow up.

And if Howard's game and demeanor can't mature around a group of veterans like Bryant, Gasol and Nash, will it ever?

The Lakers chose to pass on dealing Howard at the NBA's trading deadline as many expected, and Bryant's recent proclamation that the Lakers would definitely make the postseason should not be surprising considering the motivation that will be g...

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