Usually All-Star weekend is a bonding period for teammates who were chosen together. Not for Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant as Howard took his displeasure with Bryant a step further during the break, reportedly donning the 24 jersey and mocking him in front of his fellow West All-Star starters.
According to the NY Post:
Amid other reports that the Lakers’ chilly on-court chemistry was spilling into the locker room, we’re told that Howard “grabbed Kobe’s uniform, put it on, and imitated him in front of all the other players on the West team. He was joking and berating Kobe” to fellow NBA stars, including the Clippers’ Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.
The source added Bryant later arrived in the locker room, “said hello to everyone on the team except Howard, grabbed his stuff and moved as far away from Howard as he could.”