According to LA Times: Dwight Howard Sr. defended his son (Los Angeles Lakers center) Dwight Howard Jr. Dwight Howard Sr. said:
"Nobody can say what Kobe said -- that's stepping into another man's shoes," Howard Sr. said. "I understand what Kobe was trying to do, but he went about it the wrong way. He's trying to win a championship, but Dwight has to tell Kobe, 'I appreciate your opinion, but that doesn't matter. We're two men on this team. We need to be reasonable about this."
"Kobe Bryant made a comment, and said "Honestly, I'm done talking about it. There's nothing to talk about. I'm done with it. There's nothing to discuss. It's silly."