Apr 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) warms-up before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dwight Howard Picks Houston Rockets

It looks like Dwight Howard made a free throw.

According to Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD, Howard is going to sign a four-year, $88 million deal to play with James Harden in Houston. Howard had second thoughts about signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, but it appears that the saga is over.

It’s over, folks.

— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 6, 2013


Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Lakers personnel made a pitch to Howard and tried tirelessly to recruit the star center back to Los Angeles, but Howard, who appeared to be unimpressed, decided to sign with Houston. Bryant is one of the best players to play the game, but Houston’s young talent is also very intriguing.

The Lakers didn’t win a playoff game last season, and Houston put top-seeded Oklahoma City in some hot water before falling in six games. Houston had a great future in store before Howard signed, and it’s now looking extremely bright for Howard and Harden in Houston.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, things aren’t looking too good.

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