There is a chance this NBA offseason that two of the best players in the game, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, will be free agents, should they decide to opt out of their current deals with the Miami Heat and New York Knicks respectively. With that, one of the rumored destinations for both men has been the soaring Houston Rockets, pairing them up with another star in Dwight Howard.
If that is to happen for either men, though, don’t expect Howard to be the man that woos them in that direction as he says that he won’t be playing recruiting coordinator for the organization.
This isn’t Howard not being a team player, so don’t get that mistaken. Knowing what it’s like being one of the hottest commodities on the free agent market, he says that the respective decisions will ultimately be up to each man.
“A great man once told me that this is my plane, I fly it where I want to fly it, I’ll land it where I want to land it,” Howard said via USA TODAY. “I built it, and it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks. If I want people on that plane, I’ll put them on there. If not, this is my plane. For ‘Melo and all of these other free agents, this is their plane. This is their time to fly wherever they want to fly. They can’t let anybody or anything get in the way of doing what’s best for them.”
Howard wants to win that NBA championship that’s eluded him thus far throughout his career, and with the talent the Rockets have on their team already, you would think that begging either one of these men to come help him would be a smart move.
But again, if anyone knows and respects the rigors of the free agent market, it’s Howard.