‘Gets His Trey Ball Off’: LeBron James and Dwight Howard Engage in Playful Banter on Instagram

Published 10/02/2021, 1:47 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: Dwight Howard (39) of the Los Angeles Lakers high fives LeBron James (23) after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)


The Los Angeles Lakers have built a massive roster for the coming season. They already had the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis at their disposal and still went shopping during the off-season. They have added some top NBA veterans to their roster, such as Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, among others.

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But building a ‘super team’ is not the only way of winning titles, as the Bucks proved last season. A team that can get along with each other on and off the court can win titles. The Lakers players, who were rivals until last season, are now getting along quite well with each other.

Sep 26, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers players Dwight Howard (39), LeBron James (23) and Kyle Kuzma (0) celebrate against the Denver Nuggets during the first half in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While Westbrook and Rajon Rondo have finally ended their feud, the former is also engaging in some friendly banter with Malik Monk on social media. In fact, LeBron James and Dwight Howard, too, engaged in funny banter on social media.

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LeBron James and Dwight Howard having fun on social media

Dwight Howard recently went live on Instagram where he was working and training. During the Instagram live, he said that LeBron James told him he can attempt a three-pointer per game if he manages two blocks in a game. However, LeBron later clarified by commenting that he needed two blocks per half.

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While playing alongside LeBron, Howard has averaged 1.2 blocks per game in 65 games. Bet LeBron knows that and has challenged him to manage two blocks per half.

Howard and LeBron have been rivals for a long time. While the latter was the No.1 pick in the 2003 draft, the former was the No.1 pick a year later.

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They have played against each other since they were teenagers. The duo finally teamed up during the Lakers’ 2019-20 championship-winning season. Unfortunately, post their victory, Howard left for the Sixers on a one-year deal.

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However, he is now back for his third stint with the Lakers and second with LeBron.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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