Los Angeles Lakers Confirm Dwight Howard Won’t Return

by July 05, 2013

After the news broke that free agent center Dwight Howard had chosen the Houston Rockets, endless reports emerged that the big fella was being indecisive once again. Well, the Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight himself put an end to all of the speculation. GM Mitch Kupchak confirmed that DH won’t be wearing Laker Purple & Gold next season: “We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career.’ […] ‘I’ve decided to become a member of the Houston Rockets. I feel its the best place for me and I am excited about joining the Rockets and I’m looking forward to a great season. I want to thank the fans in Los Angeles and wish them the best.'”