Just ran across this tweet (yeah, I'm sure you all saw it already, lol)...
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Mitch on the similarity between Kobe in '04 and Dwight in '13: "Very similar ... It's scary close"
I know we're all assuming this is discussing the free agency situation, on Howard's end, but what if there's more to this statement/tweet?
It's not going to be a popular idea, and I doubt this is how things are going right now...but how would you feel if those similarities were resting on Howard's feelings towards his superstar teammate?
In 2004, we saw the organization send Shaq out, to split up the duo because of conflicting egos and selfishness.
Does Dwight feel the same about Kobe...as Kobe did about Shaq back then?
After all, there were reports that they were at each others' throats in the locker room, leading to this:
Despite the hatred that Shaq had for young Kobe, even as a rookie...they were still taking pictures like this:
And maybe it's not on Kobe...could be Howard, not appreciating the pressure, disliking Kobe's high expectations, and/or not wanting to be teammates with a perfectionist.
What if history repeats itself?