And then yesterday, this happened. Howard got himself ejected from the Lakers’ Game 4 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, exchanged words with general manager Mitch Kupchak and disappeared into the night.
Then, injured Kobe Bryant limped over to the bench and received a standing ovation as if to say “I’M STILL HERE, FANS!”
It was highly dramatic and surreal – the perfect microcosm of the Lakers’ tumultuous season.
[H/T: The Score]