Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  6 responses

Houston Rockets Fined $150,000 for Dwight Howard Comments

For being such a confident, talkative bunch, the Houston Rockets are now $150K poorer. The NBA slapped H-Town with a fine for prematurely discussing free agent superstar center Dwight Howard. Per ESPN: “Howard verbally committed Friday to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Rockets, passing up a $118 million deal over five years to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers and likewise spurning interest from Dallas, Golden State and Atlanta. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale were both quoted extensively over the weekend after securing Howard’s verbal commitment. Teams are not allowed to publicly treat verbal agreements as done deals until the moratorium is lifted and contracts can be officially signed.”

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  • The Stern Businessman

    They just got the guy, and now they’re losing 150k already for talking about him. In other words: DONT TALK ABOUT DWIGHT HOWARD ANYMORE ITS AAARRRRGH

  • RunNGun

    Pretty much every team should be fined then… they’ve been talking.

  • shockexchange

    “There are 30 million reasons why Dwight will re-sign with L.A …” *crickets*

  • LP @ThisisEther

    nah, not really

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  • grgeblck

    150k is nothing to them.