Kobe Bryant downplays Lakers drama

Updated: February 12, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant doesn't get what all the fuss was about.

If Bryant wanted to call out Dwight Howard for resting his injured shoulder for three games last week despite being medically cleared to play, he would've just done so. Instead, Bryant claimed his call for "urgency" was misinterpreted as a call-out and turned into a "manufactured conflict."

"I didn't say anything wrong. I didn't say anything to hammer him over the head or take a run at him," Bryant said before ...

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