Kobe Bryant was in Santa Barbara Wednesday at his annual youth camp and was asked why he thought Howard ultimately decided not to return to Los Angeles.
Multiple reports say Dwight Howard appears likely to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and join the Houston Rockets, though neither camp had been notified as of Friday.
All-Star free agent Dwight Howard has begun meeting with potential suitor teams, and may announce a decision on his future within the week.
LA fans will see both of their hometown teams in the NBA Playoffs when the first round kicks off this weekend.
Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the seventh playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 99-95 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece to lead the Houston Rockets to a 98-81 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
James Harden had 29 points and the Rockets improved their positioning in the Western Conference playoff race with a 100-93 win over the Utah Jazz.
Caron Butler scored 17 of his 19 points in the opening quarter when the Clippers shot 77 percent and Los Angeles led all the way in beating the Houston Rockets 106-96 on Wednesday night for their third win in a row.
Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers looked just fine without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
Situation with the Los Angeles Lakers keeps getting worse and worse as the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 125-112 Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.
Steve Nash got his 10,000th assist Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets., becoming the 5th person to ever to reach the milestone in the NBA.
Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his 18th career triple-double, and the revitalized Los Angeles Lakers ran past the Houston Rockets 119-108 Sunday night for their fourth victory in five games since firing coach Mike Brown.
Jeremy Lin is leaving New York and taking Linsanity to Houston. The New York Knicks announced Tuesday night that they will not match the Houston Rockets’ three-year, $25 million offer for Lin, a restricted free-agent.
The Los Angeles Lakers could be looking at a future without Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard.