Kobe Bryant continues to haunt Dwight Howard ... at least judging by video of a heckler who used The Mamba to taunt D12 after he was ejected from a playoff game ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Moments after Howard was (mercifully?) booted from Sunday night's beatdown at the hands of the Clippers ... Dwight got to hear a familiar Staples Center yell as he exited through the tunnel.
You can see Howard look back at the heckler ... he doesn't seem happy.
Now for some backstory ... Dwight and Kobe have HATED each other ever since their disaster season together back in 2013 ... with Kobe publicly chiding him as "soft."
It's clear the Clippers fans remember the beef ... and so does Howard.