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It's looking like in "recruiting" Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant might have sold him on never coming according to Real GM.
"Bryant told Howard that he wanted him to come to Los Angeles and help him win two more championships, but not as an understudy. He wanted Howard to be the team's third option behind himself and Pau Gasol, according to a source. Bryant tried to sell Howard on being his "Tyson Chandler" and made it clear that Los Angeles would be his, but only once Bryant decided he was done playing."
Telling Howard he wants him to be "his Tyson Chandler'' is just demeaning to Howard. I can't fathom why Bryant would think that would work. There's a lot of difference between Chandler before he got to Dallas and Howard right now.
Chandler was not considered to be a top free agent acquisition and max contract player. It's an insult to Howard to tell him that he can be a Chandler. It would be like Howard telling Kobe he can be his Jason Terry.
The general fallout here is to cancel any thought of Howard being a Laker.