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So Phil Jackson isn't the best at tweeting. That has been established.
But Sunday, Jackson address Dwight Howard committing to the Rockets and leaving the Lakers for the first time on his Twitter.
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didnt show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of anAstro, so be it. Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 7, 2013
There's just one problem. Jackson says Howard is joining the Astros, Houston's professional baseball team, instead of the Rockets.
So, did Jackson take a jab at Howard or was it an honest mistake? Here are two points of argument:
JAB: One would think that after more than 40 years in the NBA, Phil Jackson would know it is the Houston Rockets. I mean, he did have to play them from time-to-time. Minus a few seasons in the 1980s, the Hall of Famer has been associated with the NBA since he was drafted out of college in 1967. The Houston Rockets have been around almost as long. (The San Diego Rockets moved to Houston in 1971 and have been there ever since)
MISTAKE: According to a New York Times Magazine article in May, the legend is already an adviser to a couple MLB managers and may want to coach baseball in the future. He grew up playing the sport, so it's not impractical to think Jackson has baseball on the brain considering that's the only major US sport in season right now. And, hey, if Michael Jordan can play baseball, why can't Jackson?
Either way, no word from Jackson's camp just yet.
And who knows? Maybe his eleven championship rings were just getting in the way again.
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This is hilarious. I actually made this joke earlier today on Twitter and now ESPN is reporting that it is happening.Dwight Howard landed in Los Angeles on Friday evening and contacted the Lakers, telling them he is 50-50 on his decision to sign with either them or the Houston Rockets, according to a source.
Howard's call to the Lakers came hours after a person from his camp...
Dwight Howard is TROLLING you. He’s made his decision and he showcased his selection on Twitter. Dwight Howard is going to become a member of the Houston Rockets. Congratulations Rockets fans.
Opps somebody forgot to tell Dwight that they left up his Lakers Twitter background. There were rumors that Dwight was still considering the Lakers but Dwight obviously didn’t want it confused.
If you haven’t heard yet Dwight Howard is no longer a Los Angeles Laker, and ton of people have bashed Howard for leaving Los Angeles. The latest to do so is NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem won 5 titles with the Lakers and is regarded as the best center to play in the NBA by many.
The Following from ESPNLosAngeles.com, as Kareem gives his thoughts about Howard:
It seems the Dwight Howard free agency drama is over. I was going to sit at home last night and wait for Dwight̵…
The Los Angeles Lakers felt that Dwight Howard had already "made up his mind" before even meeting with them on Tuesday, according to a source. The source also described him as "emotionless."
"He would barely look us in the eye," the source said.
A second source from the Lakers said "we felt like we were wasting our time" in the meeting.
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has released a statement ending the Dwight Howard free agency hoopla: he is indeed leaving Los Angeles:
“We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team...
After Dallas lost out on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, star Dirk Nowitzki took to Twitter to make a pretty funny Twitter joke about re-signing another DH.
We talking about Devin Harris…
We worked all summer to get DH to Dallas. Welcome back to the Mavs, Devin Harris….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 9, 2013
Dirk Nowitzki makes funny Twitter joke [For The Win]
The circus is over, for real now.
Reports surfaced Friday afternoon that Dwight Howard had decided to sign with the Houston Rockets. When it all seemed said and done, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that the center was having second thoughts and was “50/50″ on whether or not he would stay in Los Angeles long-term. Now, there is direct confirmation that the 27-year-old will...
I am sure they don’t mind the fine.
GM Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale both publicly spoke about the signing before they technically could.
After missing out on Dwight Howard, the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly exploring ways to make a trade for Sixers center Andrew Bynum.
We are joined by Moke Hamilton from Sheridan Hoops to break down the free agency period so far. We also got news during the Podcast that Dwight Howard will sign in Houston. We discussed the new look Pelicans, Dwightmare, Mike Dunleavy, Andray Blatche and the Free Agents who have yet to sign.
This will aired at 7:00 PM EST on Thursday! Tune in at www.blogtalkradio.com/probasketballtalk ...
The Dallas Mavericks have quickly moved on after being eliminated from the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, and now are carefully and seriously setting their sights on Andrew Bynum according to an ESPN.com report.
The Mavs will proceed with caution due to the knee condition that caused the 7-foot, 285-pound Bynum to miss all of his lone season with the Philadelphia 76ers, the sources...