Dwight Howard’s new teammates decided to play a little prank on him before he made his big preseason debut yesterday. Well, scratch that. Most of his teammates decided to play a prank on him. Kobe Bryant begrudgingly went along for the ride.
When Howard came running onto the court on Sunday night, he assumed his Los Angeles Lakers teammates were right behind him. They weren’t. In a pretty classic gag, the squad let Howard take the floor by himself – eventually coming out a few seconds later when Howard realized that he had been pranked.
It was supposed to a funny little thing, nothing more. Apparently Kobe wasn’t amused, though.
As noted by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Kobe Bryant doesn't do basketball laugh tracks, nor condone them.
"I don't play those games," he grumbled later.
L.A. ultimately wound up falling to the Sacramento Kings 99-92.
(Kudos Yahoo! Sports)