Found July 10, 2013 on
Well... that didn't quite work out the way we all expected. Dwight Howard turns out to be a 1 year rental, and the Lakers serve as a placeholder for him whilst he recuperates from back surgery. Now, I realise that's to paint the scenario in pretty much what amounts to the worst possible light, but what there is incorrect?
So... Dwight Howard. To the Rockets.
Whilst #12 leaving did upset me a little, that was more self-righteous indignation that someone would actually leave the Lakers - and that is somewhat ridiculous...
Because at the end of the day, Dwight Howard is not the guy I envisage being the face of the franchise, the leader of team, in the years post Kobe Bryant.
Will the Lakers be better without Dwight? Will Chris Kaman be a better fit? Will the Lakers be competing for a title in the coming season? Of course not - or if you think they will be, you should head to some interactive sports betting site right this minu...
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Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard Contract Grade
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Contract 4 years, 88 million
- Well the Dwight Drama is finally over, as Dwight Howard, after almost three years, has chosen his long term destination, Houston. I am not going to talk about his immature actions, or him hurting the Magic and Laker franchises and all of the annoyances he...
What if Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwight Howard were to climb in a wrestling ring?What if the two were to actually wrestle? Athletes from other sports have climbed into the ring in the past. D12 is 6'11'' and 265 pounds not to mention the man has some serious guns...
Could make for a decent match, right?
It's one that will never happen of course...
Never give the photoshoppers and gif-masters any ideas.
Stone Cold Steve Austin just told me the athlete he would most like to hit with the Stunner is Dwight Howard. Oh. My. God.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 12, 2013
Because when you do, things like this happen.
Stone Cold Steve Austin delivers stunner to Dwight Howard
H/T Bleacher Report
Now that Kobe and Dwight Howard are no longer teammates, the Mamba took some time to explain why he unfollowed Howard.
Thanks to the fine folks over at TMZ, we might have gotten to see the moment that Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace signed with the Houston Rockets.
Check it out in the below video:
Metta World Peace — Wait, Dwight Howard’s Going to Houston???
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Metta learns of D-12 signing with Rockets [TMZ]
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Outside of Houston, Dwight Howard is public enemy # 1, so naturally Dwight is embracing the only fans he has left. The newest Rockets big man bought breakfast for fans at a Houston restaurant and wore a Rockets jersey for them. It’s only a matter of time before Rockets fans wake up to their own Dwightmares.-TO
Dwight Howard Jersey Burning!
Kobe and Pau...
Jeremiah Short, Feature Writer-original linkThe drama that was “Dwightmare” came to a climactic end after Dwight Howard agreed to a four year, $88 million dollar contract with the Houston Rockets. Leaving the 16-time world champion LA Lakers with an uncertain future.The deal puts Howard in a perfect situation. He gets to work with Kevin McHale and Hakeem Olajuwon year round....
Surprisingly, the jovial Ice Cube, star of such hit films and TV shows as Are We There Yet? and ‘Are We There Yet?’, had some mean things to say about new Houston Rocket Dwight Howard. They are of the *********** and “Dwight Coward” variety. Viewer discretion advised, but not really, because f**k Dwight Howard. (video h/t to Bob’s Blitz, photo below via Getty Image)-...
ON A WING AND A PRAYER
Royce White, who has a fear of flying and is awaiting his trade from the Rockets to the 76ers, said, "Hell no" to the idea of taking 100 flights during a season.
In the aftermath of Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, word began to spread that Rockets center Omer Asik had no interest in playing with or behind Howard and he wanted to be traded.Since then, Brian Windhorst of ESPN has verified that Asik has formally asked the Rockets to trade him. And it was at that moment that Asik found out just how much pull and influence...
Steve Nash met with the media yesterday after that Dwight Howard sales pitch that didn’t quite do the trick. And some of his quotes are pretty telling:
“Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn’t comfortable here and didn’t want to be here and I think if he didn’t want to be here, there’s no point for anyone in him being here.”
“I think it kind of basically goes with what...
With all the salary cap space the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to have in 2014 after losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, there has been some speculation that they could make a run at a big name free agent like Carmelo Anthony. Anthony and Bryant have a close relationship, and there have been [...]