Dwight Howard will stay in LA as a Laker
He will not leave there because Kobe will not let him do so.
In an interview with ESPN, Kobe Bryant said he'll have the final word on Dwight Howard, although he understands Dwight has the right to test free agency
“I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.”