With Dwight Howard facing the Lakers tonight at the Toyota Center, ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin wrote a rather interesting article about D-12’s time in LA.
One of the more interesting nuggets from the piece was about Howard’s blue Maybach that apparently his driver kept running during Lakers practices:
Limited by injuries and unsettled in his role in the Lakers’ offense, Howard often seemed uncomfortable in L.A. and sometimes pressed to be thought of as the franchise centerpiece. When Lakers security personnel carried Bryant’s bags on road trips, for example, Howard would demand the same treatment, as if he envied the longtime star’s status.
On practice days, Howard had his driver keep the engine running on his blue Maybach outside the team facility in El Segundo, as if he had somewhere else to be. “There’s probably a hole in the ozone layer right above El Segundo because of him,” one source said.
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