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When Dwight Howard first came to LA - he said "I'm not going to change who I am" when asked about Kobe Bryant
now Howard is seeing how much Kobe has influenced him this season.
"We talked and [Bryant] told me what he did when he had problems, and I see it for myself now," said Howard. "He was always saying, 'I get into the gym and shoot 5,000 shots.' To see it shows me how dedicated he is."
"I always tell him, 'I'm afraid to miss. So, when I get there, I don't want to miss, so I end up missing,'" Howard continued. "He was like, 'You know what, shoot 1,000 jump shots a day and you're going to miss a lot of those shots, but then you're teaching yourself that, hey, it's OK to miss.'"
"Now I see it," said Howard. "So [Bryant] gets out there and might miss a couple of threes, next thing you know he'll make nine threes in a row. You see it and it just kind of gives you more inspiration."