Kobe Bryant To Howard: “You Have To Learn How It’s Done”


Mar 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) and center Dwight Howard (12) watch from the bench during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard has met with every team that is interested in signing him and has now retreated to his own space in order to make a decision on where he will play next year. While most team representatives probably tried to sugarcoat it when delivering their recruiting pitch, the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant, did not.

According to a Yahoo report, this is what Bryant had to say to Howard when the coveted free agent met with his team.

 “You need to learn how it’s done first, and I can teach you here,” Bryant told Howard during the Lakers’ presentation, witnesses in the room described to Yahoo! Sports.

“You have to learn how it’s done,” Bryant told Howard, witnesses described. “I know how to do it and I’ve learned from the best – players who have won multiple times over and over.”

“Instead of trying to do things your way, just listen and learn and tweak it, so it fits you,” Bryant told him.

“You have to learn how it’s done,” Bryant told Dwight Howard on the way out of the Lakers, or maybe the way back into them.

This type of approach is really not surprising when it’s coming from Kobe. Bryant never beats around the bush and told Dwight straight, although it’s questionable whether that is the right approach in this situation. Howard generally likes being catered to, and with several teams making sure they are doing their best to convince Howard of their case, Bryant obviously will not flatter anyone.

What do you think, is this the right approach?

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