Mamba vs. D12! (Not)

This is how Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard handled reports of a locker room incident between the two of them that never actually occurred:

Using the @KobeBryant Twitter handle he started on Friday (already up to 587,000+ followers), Bryant sent the picture out moments before dismissing any notion of an altercation to assembled media members.

@DwightHoward retweeted the photo from his own Twitter handle moments later, agreeing with teammate Steve Nash that the supposed tiff between him and Bryant was merely something at which to laugh. Howard, however, will miss at least one week due to an injury to the right shoulder that he’s icing in the photo before being re-evaluated.