Dwight Howard: Kobe Bryant was going to help me in the dunk contest
Dwight Howard says he is "extremely hurt" over the loss of former teammate and friend Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and the seven other crash victims. Howard reveals how his second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers was dedicated to Bryant, and shares how Bryant was supposed to help Howard in the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
Dwight Howard sits down with Brian Windhorst to reflect on his second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, his earliest memories of flying above the rim and previews his plans for the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Howard even hints at his plans to involve Kobe Bryant.
#NBA A Sky News investigation has found that there are more illegal guns in the hands of criminals in the UK than ever before.
Figures obtained by Sky News show the number of firearms seized by the National Crime agency have quadrupled in the last three years.
One drug smuggler even boasted that it was 'easy' to get weapons into the country from Europe. In his tribute, fellow NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal said he and Kobe pushed each other to play "some of the greatest basketball of all-time" and mentioned their mutual love and respect for one another. Watch his remarks here. Boston Celtics SF Jayson Tatum continues to dominate on the court and Jay Williams breaks down why he has become a top-five player in the Eastern Conference. Damon Jones also shares his NBA power rankings for the season.
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Denver Nuggets
4. Toronto Raptors
5. LA Clippers