On Tuesday, Bryant and Dwight had a sit-down meeting to talk about Howard staying with the L.A. Lakers. Bryant also talked about how he could make Howard into a champion, something that Howard didn't like, according to the source.
It appears that maybe the pitch message Bryant gave Howard has driven him off the idea of resigning with the team altogether.
Sources close to Howard tell me Kobe's reported pitch in Tuesday's meeting about teaching D12 how to win will be a "complete turnoff" to D12
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 4, 2013