5 Things Dwight Howard Can Learn from Kobe Bryant

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5 Things Dwight Howard Can Learn from Kobe Bryant
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For the first time in his career, Dwight Howard is on a team where he is not expected to shoulder most of the load.  On his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, he has a bevy of teammates, led by five-time champion Kobe Bryant, who can be top contributors, so much to the point where it could be argued that Howard could very well become the odd man out at some point (though that his highly unlikely).  Still, the All-Star center has a desire to be the alpha dog wherever he plays and in LA, that may not happen at all.

Long story short, if the Dwight-Howard-in-LA experiment is to be a success, Howard needs to learn his place, and fast.  Instead of just getting on the court and expecting to have a certain role, he should sit down with Bryant and get some life lessons.  Bryant has been in the league since 1996 and given how he has gone through his fair share of on-court drama, most notably with former teammate Shaquille O'Neal and although he and Howard are two of the top players in the NBA, it is clear which one has more words of wisdom that can be passed on.

That all being said, though he may feel his skills are unquestionable, Dwight Howard has to eat some humble pie now that he's a Los Angeles Laker.  If he can learn these few lessons from Kobe Bryant, then the Lakers will once again become the powerhouse of the Western Conference.

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