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A Dallas-area restaurant is offering All-Star center Dwight Howard quite the deal to entice him to sign with the Mavericks.According to the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas eatery is promising Howard free chicken fingers for the rest of his life if he casts his lot with the local NBA franchise.No, seriously. This is really happening.On Monday, Raising Cane's will kick off a campaign inviting Mavericks fans to help persuade Howard to sign with Dallas. The company has leased six electronic billboards to help publicize its cooked-up offer to Howard.Raising Cane's marketing manager Adam Reed says that if Howard signs with the Mavericks, “he will be welcome to come by any of our (20) local restaurants to enjoy seriously delicious chicken fingers at any time, on us, for the rest of his life.”Raising Cane's has also created a special hashtag, #CANES4DWIGHT, that fans can use on Twitter to help recruit Howard to the Mavs. One lucky fan who participates in the campaign will even win Free Cane's for a Year, as well as four tickets to the 2013 home opener. Fans will be entered into the contest each time they use the customized hashtag and the winner will be announced shortly after Howard announces his decision.“These next few days, Dwight Howard will be making arguably the most important career decision of his life,” said Adam Reed, Marketing Manager at Raising Cane's. “We have a lot of passionate fans among our Crewmembers in our DFW restaurants, so we thought we'd make Dwight an offer he couldn't refuse to up the ante for a Dallas-bound decision. We are also calling on every Dallas fan to join us in making the case online, in order to bring the big man to Big D.”The Mavericks are among a group of teams expected to compete for Howard's services. The Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, and the Los Angeles Lakers are said to be serious contenders for Howard, too. However, one has got to believe the Mavs now hold the edge with the chicken finger deal.Via Eye on Basketball
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Heads up Lakers and Rockets, you have some real competition heating up in Dallas for the talents of Dwight Howard.
Billboards have been cropping up around Los Angeles telling Howard to "STAY," but one Dallas area fast-food chain, Raising Cane's, topped that with billboards of its own offering the prized free agent chicken fingers for life if he signs with the Mavericks...
The stakes are high in the Dwight Howard free agency game.
First, it was the Lakers who begged Howard to stay in Los Angeles. Now, a Dallas-area food chain is offering Howard free food for the rest of his life should he choose to sign with the Mavericks.
Raising Cane’s, a chicken finger chain, has paid for a number of billboards across the area to get the word out using the hashtag...
Rapper and Houston native, Slim Thug, is putting on his full-court-press on NBA free-agent Dwight Howard today on Twitter. Stayve Jerome Thomas (Slim Thug) is trying to sell Howard on Houston’s strip clubs, not having Kobe on the Rockets, the tax laws and not having pressure to win it all this year.
Slim Thug sent out these tweets at Howard’s direction today:
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter feed decided to continue their #StayD12 campaign as they posted an image of Howard’s #12 jersey draped on the facade of the Beverly Hills Hotel:
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 29, 2013
As you might figure, the image was photoshopped but only appears to be the first of the photoshop jobs to be...
A self-proclaimed realtor is claiming via Twitter that Dwight Howard is looking at houses in Houston today.
It was recently reported that the All-Star center is unlikely to resign with the Lakers and has the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets atop his list of destinations. This is just speculation of course, but assuming he’s not looking for a summer home, this could indicate...
ESPN.com is reporting that Dwight Howard will meet with the Houston Rockets first when free agency commences early Monday morning.
Howard is set to meet in Los Angeles with a Houston Rockets group that includes management, James Harden, and Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon, according to sources.
The Lakers can offer a max deal of $118 million for five seasons while other teams...
It has been a longtime coming. Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has been building up to pitching Dwight Howard since last off-season. He’s ready. The team’s ready, and the city is ready to return to champion form.
And it looks like it will happen—maybe.
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Houston has long been considered...
I’ve felt like Houston is the destination from the get go for Dwight Howard and now it’s looking like that is the reality per ESPN. Howard is reportedly set to meet with the Rockets first when free agency opens on July 1st. With a group that includes Houston management, star James Harden, and team legend [...]
The Dwight Howard sweepstakes are set to start in about 7 hours, and the Houston Rockets are up first.
The Lakers have done everything they can to get Howard to re-sign, even going out of their way to hang up billboards all across Los Angeles.
Phil Jackson has now reached out to Howard via Twitter, and even though the message was later taken down, Jackson wants Howard to get on board...
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Rapper Slim Thug already made a pretty awesome sales pitch for Dwight Howard to go to the Houston Rockets, but don’t count out the Los Angeles Lakers in this competition. According to ESPN LA’s Arash Markazi, Time Warner Cable was already in talks with Howard about giving the center a TV show if he returned [...]
The phrase that is being used in the report from Mavericks.com is “Imperfect Plan B”. I would say that is an accurate statement in regard to going from Howard to Bynum.
Dwight Howard isn’t perfect, but at least he plays. Bynum would be an extreme risk, but it looks like it is one the Mavericks are willing to take.
Sources tell us Andrew Bynum represents an ‘imperfect Plan...
The Warriors made their pitch to this year’s alpha free agent Dwight Howard on Monday It was followed by a workout with Stephen Curry. None of this was a surprise. We learned a couple days ago this would be happening. The Warriors’ infatuation with Howard stretched back a few Warrior Girls calendars.
But Monday marked the first time any legitimate progress has been made by Joe...
NBA free agency officially kicked off Sunday night at 12:01 EST. Dwight Howard is one of the most coveted free agents this year and teams have already jumped into action to lure him in. First Mitch Kupchak hit DH with a message.
“Quick hello and good luck,”
The Rockets rolled out the big guns for it’s meeting with Dwight. Current Rockets, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, coach...
? In an era where seemingly every detail in the process of courting a player is leaked to the public, the summer?s hottest free agent ? the Lakers? Dwight Howard ? reportedly met briefly with Lakers? GM Mitch Kupchak shortly after midnight before sitting down with Rockets brass. With Chris Paul intending to return to the Clippers on a five-year, $107 million extension, Howard is...