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

Dwight Howard To Houston: “Very Excited To Be Here”


The Houston Rockets are introducing Dwight Howard today in a press conference being streamed online.

“Dwight is the biggest free agent acquisition in the history of the Rockets,” said Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, via NBA.com. “His addition puts us in contention. This is good for the city and especially the fans. Fans are going to have a great time this year. This team will be tremendous fun to watch.”

The feeling is mutual and Dwight Howard is as excited to be in Houston as they are to have him.

“I’m just very excited to here. Leslie and everyone at the Rockets have been great to me so far,” said Howard. “This is very special. Words really can’t explain how I feel about being here. It is a fresh start, a clean slate. I am looking forward to doing it in Houston with these beautiful fans behind me. I think it is going to be great. I am looking forward to embracing this city and giving them everything I got.”

Dwight also was sure to point out Chandler Parsons role in recruiting him and says he is the guy Houston should thank.

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