Ex-Lakers player Dwight Howard doesn't think the drama in LakerLand is a big deal -- in fact, he thinks it's all being blown out of proportion because "it's just business."
We got Dwight leaving Catch in West Hollywood over the weekend -- and had to ask him if saw any Lakers front office dysfunction during his 1 season stint with the team in 2012-13.
"It's part of basketball," Howard told us ... "It's just business. Not drama. It's just business."
In other words, Howard doesn't seem too shocked by the situation in L.A. -- almost like he's seen stuff like this with other organizations too and Dwight would know ... he's played for 6 teams.
We also asked Howard about the back injury that sidelined him for most of last season -- and he told us things are on the upswing.
"It's solid. I'll be good ... just continue to get right."
Howard only played 9 games this season before undergoing season-ending spinal surgery to relieve pain in his glutes.
He's only 33 years old and recently exercised his option to play another season with the Washington Wizards.