Howard even suggested that he'll work with Kareem in some capacity once he's cleared by doctors to do so.
That's good news for Lakers fans, especially the ones planning on sticking around when Kobe Bryant retires. If Howard sticks around that long too, he'll almost certainly be asked to play a more integral role in the team's offense–a tall order for a dominant big man who remains somewhat one-dimensional on the offensive end.
While there's little Howard can improve as a rebounder or defensive presence, he still needs some help perfecting his scoring approach.
Abdul-Jabbar is the perfect candidate for the job. The NBA's all-time leading scorer (in total points) averaged 24.6 points per game over the course of his career and proved that centers can score in a lot of different ways while he was at it.
Here's a look at five things D12 can take away from the icon.