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Houston Rockets Get Fined For Announcing Dwight Howard's Signin…

Houston Rockets Get Fined For Announcing Dwight Howard's Signing

deadspin.com ESPN.com Updated Jul 9, 2013
So Dwight Howard will be a Houston Rocket next year. We know because Dwight Howard changed his Twitter avatar and apparently woke up James Harden in Houston to take late-night selfies, and because Kobe Bryant unfollowed Howard and published this vaguely…
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  • Nash: Howard never wanted to be a Laker

    Nash: Howard never wanted to be a Laker

    ESPN.com Jul 9, 2013
    Steve Nash was pragmatic when looking back at what he described as a "disaster" of a season that led to Dwight Howard announcing his departure for the Houston Rockets last week: Howard never wanted to be a Los Angeles Laker in the first place.
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  • Dwight Howard swoops into Houston, buys lunch for an entire res…

    Dwight Howard swoops into Houston, buys lunch for an entire restaurant full of diners

    yahoo.com Jul 9, 2013
    Dwight Howard isn’t a technical member of the Houston Rockets yet. He can pose for Twitter avatars in Houston gear all he wants, but he’s yet to sign pen to paper on his four-year, $88 million contract, as per NBA rules. Dwight’s had a pair of NBA contr…
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  • Video - Kareem Criticizes Dwight Howard 09:36

    Kareem Criticizes Dwight Howard

    Jul 9
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless weigh in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's comments about Dwight Howard.

Sports Columnists

  • Lakers top luxury tax list at nearly $30 million

    Jul 10
    Six NBA teams have been billed for luxury-tax payments they owe for last season's payrolls, according to official league figures obtained by ESPN.com on Tuesday night. And the heftiest, not surprisingly, belongs to the Lakers.
  • Los Angeles Lakers hit with luxury tax of over $29 million

    Jul 10
    Six NBA teams have been billed for luxury-tax payments they owe for last season's payrolls, according to official league figures obtained by ESPN.com on Tuesday night. And the heftiest, not surprisingly, belongs to the Lakers.
  • Tyler Hansbrough close to deal with Toronto Raptors - sources

    Jul 9
    The Toronto Raptors are close to finalizing a multi-year deal with free-agent forward Tyler Hansbrough, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
  • Tyler Hansbrough has deal with Toronto Raptors - source

    Jul 9
    The Toronto Raptors are close to finalizing a multi-year deal with free-agent forward Tyler Hansbrough, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.