Dwight Howard is gearing up for his second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a one-year deal following DeMarcus Cousin's torn ACL. Many Lakers fans are probably still a bit wary of Howard after his initial stint with the team alongside Kobe Bryant didn't go so well. Kobe went as far as calling Howard soft during their first matchup in the 2013-14 season when Dwight left LA for Houston. 

However, Kobe thinks this time will be different. "I think he's ready for this next time around to do whatever is necessary to help this team be successful, and I think he'll do it," Kobe said during a recent appearance on The Talk. He went on to say, "I think a lot of times as professionals you start the season without the intention of getting better as the season progresses. You always continue to work on your weaknesses as the season progresses."

Kobe's advice to Dwight was straight forward, and simple: "Get better." 

Source: bleacherreport.com