Care of @DwightHoward, this picture paints an interest portrait of what might have gone through the mind of Dwight Howard in the recent past. Note that his address still reads Los Angeles, California. However, reports of a max 4-year, $88 million deal from the Rockets might have Hakeem Olaijuwon dream shakes and Cylde Drexler drives dancing in his head. Each Hall of Famer did fly incredible distances to the Hotel Bel-Air meeting with D12 from Jordan and Taiwan, respectively, to court the NBA superstar center.
The potential to play with a 24-year old James Harden for an income tax-less four years in his prime could be just enough to make D12 a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers. Don’t expect Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale to limit Howard’s touches in the post. Add in the fact that Daryl Morey and the crew have a sit down with Josh Smith today, and the Rockets make a compelling argument for his services.
The fact that the @Lakers requested the final meeting on Tuesday with Howard and rumors that Mike D’Antoni has not been allowed to hire any assistant coaches, save the Dancing Mad Dog, could mean his oust is the final trick up their sleeve, even though Dwight isn’t asking for the firing.
Should a coach that refers to defensive troubles as “weird stuff…happening,” thinks post up play is “boring,” provides a wealth of less than supportive quotables, and hires Mark Madsen to guide the team’s big men remain at the head of the Laker table?
You have selected no.