Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 11:00 am  |  18 responses

Dwight Howard Dominant in Houston Rockets Debut (VIDEO)


Look away, Lakers fans! Dwight Howard looked fit, healthy and aggressive in his Houston Rockets debut, scoring 17 points and pulling down a career-high 26 rebounds. The Rockets took care of the Charlotte Bobcats 96-83. Per Yahoo! Sports: “When I stood there and looked around, I thought to myself, ‘I’ve got an amazing opportunity here, and I’m not going to let it go to waste,’ Howard said. ‘It hit me there: This is what I chose. This is what I decided to do.’ He smiled a knowing smile, nodded and repeated himself. ‘I’m not going to let it go to waste,’ Howard said … ‘I wanted to get 30 rebounds,’ Howard said. ‘I was upset I didn’t do it.’”

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  • Enigmatic

    Howard has been annoying to say the least the last few seasons with his indecisiveness and all that, but It’s still good to see him doing well…and also I love that Harden doesn’t have to do so much now.

  • insaneinthemembrane

    H&H boys…………….

  • Anthony

    Houston will only go as far as Lin & Parsons take them…if they can’t atleast be mid-level NBA good, and are only bottom tier NBA good, Houston exits 2nd round of the play-offs.

  • Bill

    Looks so much more motivated than when he was in LA…

  • shockexchange

    Rent-A-Center, Harden and Parsons at the skilled positions, Lin/Beverly at QB and Asik doing the blocking and tackling – the Shock Exchange thinks this is a nice formula for success.

  • Vince Gully

    I feel a little conflicted about Dwight. On one hand, as a fan of the game, I want to see Dwight reach his potential as a truly dominant big man. But on the other hand, as a Lakers fan, part of me wants him to suffer some horrific injury. The worst part of it is that he didn’t even commit a crime or anything. He had every right to sign with a different team, especially one that’s on the upswing like Houston. It’s just that his personality is SO annoying to me. He wants all the money and attention that a true franchise player gets, but he doesn’t want any of the responsibility, criticism and scrutiny that comes with being a franchise player.

  • berkamore

    Looked much better last night than he did last season in LA. (Maybe he really hated playing for the Lakers or he’s just healthier, who knows?). If he can keep it up, Houston is gonna be very difficult to play this year.

  • Wings23

    Where are all the butthurt Lakers fans now? I’ve seen so many stupid posts claiming the Lakers are better off without Howard. Yeah, don’t count on it.

  • spit hot fiyah

    parsons is not med-level good?

  • Tony Taylor

    I mean it was very huge night 26 rebounds is nothing to sneeze at……..but it was against the Bobcats though with Al Jefferson manning the middle lol

  • C.M.G

    Kill urself lol. Dumbest statement I’ve ever heard

  • robb

    He already reached his potential. He’s a great defensive player and a great athlete and what he’s doing now he’s been doing it for a while. Even when he was playing in LA he still dominated defensively, but he won’t get any better, which is not a bad thing, he’s a very good player. About you wanting him to suffer some horrific injury? man that’s too low. You should never wish someone something like that.

  • Vince Gully

    Dwight still has room to grow on the offensive end. He can still work on his post moves and free throw percentage. I don’t really wish him any injury. I know he has the right to sign wherever he wants. I’m a passionate Lakers fan, but I’m not a lunatic lol! Like I said, it’s not like Howard committed any crimes against humanity to warrant such disgust. But Howard is so annoying and clueless that the thought of slapping him upside the head has crossed my mind at least once!

  • robb

    oh slapping him would be amazing I gotta admit it lol. you know? I don’t ‘hate’ players, but Dwight? he’s close man, I totally know how you feel.

  • troop

    i dont understand how he can wear those arm sleeves

  • Lloyd

    You mean you don’t think Chris Kaman can put up 17 and 26?!

  • insaneinthemembrane

    He gets slapped on the arms a lot in the paint, I guess looking ridiculous is worth it

  • Kobe24LA

    this was against the worst team in the nba….also when you’re that big you are gonna get that many rebounds and points even if you have no skill, which he doesn’t. If he did he’d be averaging over 20 pts a game and getting at least 30 rebounds