Remember THIS? Dwight sure does.
O.C. Register: Dwight Howard doesn’t like to think about the first time he played against Kobe Bryant. So we will.
It was his rookie season. A November night. In Orlando. Howard scored five points, Kobe 41.
But it was Kobe’s first two points, a booming dunk, that haunts Howard four years later.
“He baptized me, brought me into the NBA and back to reality with one play,” he said Friday.
”Every time he gets ready to drive down the lane, ever since then I’ve had the flash of him dunking and hearing the crowd…it was like ‘BOOM!’ That’s all I heard. I’ll make sure that won’t happen again.”
Kobe has since dunked on Howard and scored another 40 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.