This offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a mission to improve their roster and get some big-name players on the team. With Anthony Davis and LeBron James occupying max contracts, the Lakers didn't have much money to spend elsewhere which led to a roster that feels like one big jigsaw puzzle. Regardless, the Lakers are seen as a title contender this season and one of the players they are hoping to get big contributions from is none other than Dwight Howard.
In the past, Howard has been mercilessly critiqued for his first stint in Los Angeles which as we all remember, didn't end well. During a recent interview, Kobe Bryant praised Howard, saying this time around it's going to be different. Howard heard these comments and as he told Shams Charania of Stadium, he's grateful for the kind words.