The revelation raised Dwight Howard’s eyebrows.
“You heard that?” Howard said, slightly concerned. “Oh crap. Oh man.”
Lakers guard Steve Nash tweeted out a video that has since gone viral, featuring Howard taking the in-flight speaker system on the team plan making jokes at Kobe Bryant’s expense.
Imitating Lakers assistant Dan D’Antoni and his West Virginia accent, Howard yelled out, “We can’t leave Kobe on an island! We know he’s 75!”
Hardly anyone cared. In fact, plenty of the Lakers laughed at Howard’s antics after they lost two consecutive road games to Sacramento and Memphis. Still, Howard sounded concern that the video leaked out.
“Those were just jokes,” he said. “Just trying to keep the mood light. We had two tough games. I wanted everybody to forget about it. We have to stay positive and have fun.”
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