Dwight Howard Reportedly Torn Between the Lakers and Rockets

by May 22, 2013

You’re not going to believe this, but the famously indecisive Dwight Howard is have a hard time making a decision between Los Angeles and Houston. According to USA Today, Howard can’t quite pick between staying with the Lakers or joining the Rockets this summer: “The Lakers have a Dwight Howard crisis on their hands and are facing a summer that may wind up even more disappointing than their underachieving season. The big man who so badly wanted to be there, who pushed his way out of small-market Orlando in order to shine under the brightest of lights in the biggest of markets, is having second thoughts again as his free agency looms. Despite all signs pointing to his Lakers return late in the season, the star whose infamous indecisiveness led to his Orlando saga being dubbed ‘The Dwightmare’ is ā€“ according to a person with knowledge of his situation ā€“ torn between the idea of Laker life or the notion of joining a Houston Rockets club that looks so much more appealing with James Harden & Co. in tow. […] The Lakers, who hoped Howard’s return would help bridge the gap to a new era that could be kickstarted in the summer of 2014 when they have so much salary cap space and may not have Kobe Bryant, are flirting with quite a fallout here. General manager Mitch Kupchak had already urged Howard to choose quickly in the days after the season ended with a first-round sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, informing Howard that he’d be holding up the team’s business if he waited until the official free agency period in early July to make up his mind.”