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Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:04 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2012 2:07 pm
Kobe Bryant denies a report that he tried to bring Dwight Howard to L.A. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant has many things to do: carry a weaker-than-usual Lakers team, find a new house to live in after his divorce, pitch KobeSystem shoe products, the list goes on.

One thing Bryant will not do: engage the daily Dwight Howard trade rumor mill.

Last week, a report indicated that Bryant pitched the Orlando Magic's All-Star center on joining the Lakers by saying that Howard could be a defensive stopper and third wheel before eventually become the franchise guy once Bryant retired.

The New York Post reports on Tuesday that Bryant called the report "not true" and said that he was "too old" for the online coverage of potential Howard trades, which he called "kiddy drama spit." 
“I have no clue what’s even being said. I have a lot to deal with as it is,” he replied. 

“omg! I’m not getting mixed up in this kiddy drama spit, bro. too old for that spit,” Bryant responded via email.
Bryant, 33, has made multiple references recently to his body clock ticking. He passed future Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal on the NBA's All-Time scoring list on Monday and his key quote, as reported by Ken Berger of "I don't have many more of these games left."

It's difficult to argue when Bryant says that he is above the day-to-day minutiae of the rumor mill. But it's equally hard to imagine that he is actually above interest in acquiring Howard, who would help him acquire his coveted sixth championship ring.

After L.A.'s attempt to land All-Star point guard Chris Paul fell through before the season, all eyes turned to Howard as a potential savior for the Lakers. And that story isn't going anywhere until he signs an extension or is traded somewhere else. Bryant may have the luxury of tuning out the small stuff, but the bigger issue still looms. This kiddy drama spit ain't going away anytime soon.

Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:04 pm

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Sorry I meant to put three not 5, my bad. 

Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:10 pm

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

All this tells us is that D12 wants the team to belong to him (low key) his ego is just as big as a kobe,bron, or even wade, no superstar wants to share the lime light. And if he wants to make up excuses to not come to LA knowing that kobe is gunna send him to the back of the bus than so what!! sick of all this d12 non-sense

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:11 pm

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Thank you Kobe Bryant!!  I am so sick of hearing, reading and talking about the latest D12 rumor.  If he goes anywhere, he makes the team he goes to better but he isnt the 1 magic missing piece in either scenario.  Until a trade happens...let all the media stop making D12's ego any bigger than it is.

Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:34 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

I think his comment was a very tactful way of not saying "Kiddie Drama SH*T"

As for College..... Doesnt he OWN a couple of colleges?

Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:51 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

That's the kind of email you send when you don't go to college.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:47 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

top10h you really should have gotten your facts straight before you typed because jordan had some of the best supporting casts ever without scottie and horace grant and even steve kerr those rings woouldnt have been on Michaels Resume as for Kobe being old school and not wanting better players around him... yes he does want Howard bc he knows Gasol is gettin long in the tooth and isnt the same player he was 3 years ago when he actually helped kobe win the title but Kobe nor Jordan ever won a ring all by themself the years they won they had some of the best players in the league by their side and Kobe was Shaqs supporting cast for the first two rings not the other way around but lets take a look into the players that you say that didnt really mean a whole lot to the titles that jordan and Kobe have won.... 91 bulls - Pippen 17.8ppg 6.2 assists 7.3 rpg , Horace Grant - 12.8 ppg 11.3rpg, bill Cartwright - 9.6ppg, 6.2 rpg plus bj armstrong and john paxson outside, 92 bulls same players and scottie averaged 21ppg 7 apg and 7rpg and ho grant 14.2 ppg 9.9rpg, 93 bulls same cast of players and armstrong has gotten better up 12.3 ppg ho grant at 13.2 and pippen at 18.6 ppg, 96 bulls - Pippen 19.4ppg, Kukoc 13.1ppg, kerr 8.4ppg and countless clutch 3's, harper - 7.4 ppg, rodman 14.9 rebounds/game, 97 bulls - Pippen 20.2ppg, kukoc 13.2 ppg, rodman 16.1 rpg, longley 9.1 ppg, kerr 8.1 ppg, harper 6.3ppg, 98 bulls Pippen- 19.1 ppg, kukoc 13.3ppg, longley 11.3 ppg, harper 9.3ppg, rodman 15 rpg, kerr 7.5ppg those supporting cast look pretty good to me notice the constant of pippen hard to say Michael gets those rings without another superstar by his side, and now for Kobe's support - '00- Shaq 29.7ppg, kobe- 22.5, g rice- 15.9, fox- 6.5, fisher 6.3, ron harper -7.0ppg, Horry - mr clutch 3 himself, b shaw - veteran PG , 2001 - Shaq 28.7, kobe 28.5, fisher 11.5 fox 9.6, horace grant - 8.5, 2002- shaq 27.2, kobe 25.2, fisher 11.2, fox 7.9, d george 7.1, Horry - CLUTCH, 2009 - Gasol 18.7, bynum 14.3, odom 11.3, fisher 9.9, ariza 8.9 and finally the 2010 lakers - gasol 18.3, bynum 15.0, artest 11.0, odom 10.8, fisher 7.5 so id say all in all both of them had big time players by their sides whole time how is that for old school michael was teamed up with scottie and kobe was teamed up with shaq and gasol and bynum and odom for that matter for all of their title runs they had major help they werent by themselves by any stretch scottie and michael just like lebron and dwade so your argument holds no weight considering you made it sound like jordan and kobe didnt have to have superstars to win yes they did michael doesnt get six rings without scottie pippen and kobe doesnt get his without presence of shaq and gasol

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:20 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Hey toph10, apparently you forgot how Kobe won his first 5 championships, when the superstar center from Orlando came and teamed up with him. (Only that time it was Shaq not Howard). 
And if that were true then Shaq would have 6 titles right, the 5 with Bean and 1 thanks to Wade?  You sir should change your name from hardfoul to fouledout, the first 3 were thanks to Shaq, the last two were thanks to Gasol my good man, apparently you forgot about that!!


Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:01 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Anyone who says Kobe is old school and that Kobe thinks it is dumb to whine or try and get traded doesn't remember a time only a few years back where that is all he did. I respect Kobe as a player but he was one of the people who whined the most and wasn't happy until the Lakers got a better supporting cast. I know he is great but it is annoying to think Kobe is above all that when he clearly had his own issues back in the day. 

Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:58 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Hey toph10, apparently you forgot how Kobe won his first 5 championships, when the superstar center from Orlando came and teamed up with him. (Only that time it was Shaq not Howard). 

Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:44 am

Kobe calls Howard trade report 'kiddy drama spit'

Kobe obviously doesnt want howard to come to LA cause hes a winner and doesnt need to team up with other superstars in the league like lebron and wade and what everyone is doing now adays, hes old school and he will stick that way till he retires..which everyone should give him credit for doing, and like jordan how jordan said he would never go around the league trying to get superstars together cause he was too competive he just wanted to beat them to prove he was the best  aka like kobe

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