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Dwight Howard on If He Learned Anything from Kobe Bryant: 'Next Question'

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2015

Kobe Bryant (L) of  the Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight Howard (R) of  the Houston Rockets clash during the Laker's first regular season NBA game, October 28, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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The basketball world had itself a love-fest for Kobe Bryant on Sunday night.

Everyone except Dwight Howard took part in it.

After the Mamba announced that the 2015-16 season would be his last through the Playersโ€™ Tribune, Howard was asked about Bryant following the Houston Rocketsโ€™ victory over the New York Knicks.

The big man, who clashed with Bryant during his rocky 2012-13 campaign in Los Angeles, wasnโ€™t feeling too sentimental:

Andrew Keh @andrewkeh

Dwight Howard laughed when asked if he learned anything from Kobe Bryant: "Ah man," he said, smiling. "We're gonna go to the next question."

Cold.

As Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post noted, though, Howard did actually go on to talk about Bryant's career:

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

Full Dwight Howard quote on Kobe. Initially says he had an "amazing career." https://t.co/AHluCeldDT

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