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Hostility between Kobe Bryant, Rockets' Dwight Howard on display
Hostility between Kobe Bryant, Rockets' Dwight Howard on display

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard finally exchanged words for all to see during a nationally televised game on TNT, earning a double-technical foul in the process. If there was any question about how Bryant and Howard felt about each other, it was answered late in Houston's 108-90 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams' season opener at Staples Center. It seemed clear from their fourth-quarter trash-talking that Bryant and Howard have a disdain for one another, that the two former Lakers teammates haven't forgotten about their past differences. Howard leaped to grab a rebound with 7 minutes 7 seconds left, came down and had Bryant in his face. Howard swung...

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