During the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, cameras caught Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard getting into an altercation on the sideline. Davis was yelling at Howard as both walked towards the bench, while Howard seemingly ignored him. Davis then approached Howard when he sat down. As the two continued to argue, Howard stood up and pushed Davis away. Teammates and coaches then immediately separated the two players.

Following the game, Howard said, "We squashed that then and there. We just had a disagreement about something on the floor."

Multiple times throughout the loss to the Suns, Lakers players could be seen pointing at each other following defensive breakdowns. As they integrate several new players, Los Angeles' defense has not been up to par through two games.