When you are in pursuit of the hottest free agent on the market, and have one shot to convince him that coming to your team is the right decision, it’s only right to utilize every advantage you can get. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, the Houston Rockets, who met with Dwight Howard received help from Yao Ming, among other Rockets personalities.
Beyond Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander, general manager Daryl Morey, his front office staff, and coach Kevin McHale, the organization brought Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler to make cases to Howard about ownership’s long commitment to winning and its relationships with its iconic players.
Yao Ming, another former great Rockets center, connected into the meeting from China through Skype and talked to Howard about his experiences with Houston.
Many reports suggest that Howard is already leaning towards signing with the Rockets, so bringing in big men legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming into the meeting to share their experience can only help the team’s case.