D12 Lands in Houston

Dwight just wants to win. Kobe forced Dwight out. Dwight bailed on LA. Dwight couldn’t handle the spotlight. Dwight wants his own legacy. Dwight didn’t fit Mike D’Antoni’s offense. Dwight can do what he wants—it’s a free country.

You can tell the story any way you want, but the bottom line is this: the Rockets are gonna be scary.

About a year ago at this time, all the hype in Houston was around Jeremy Lin. Now, he’s the third option. The last time a team acquired two players like Howard and James Harden in less than a year, Miami won two titles in three years. The Rockets may not turn into Heat West, but if Howard’s back is healed up, they’re pretty close.

Can they knock off the Spurs? Will another contender rise in the West? Time will tell—and we’ll be there to see it—but for now, do yourself a favor. Don’t Mess with Texas.