When Dwight Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August, Kobe Bryant said the center's "clown act" would not be accepted on his new team.

"I think that changes just by the pressure that he's under now," Bryant said at the time.

Bryant was asked if Howard has changed four months later.

"It's coming. …It's coming. In the situations we're in now, you see me and him talking a lot more. I'm going to be more demanding of him. It's coming…"