Dwight Howard officially announced on Friday what was reported by the media hours earlier: he is signing a free agent deal with the Houston Rockets.
There were some reports early Friday that Howard would make the announcement over Twitter. News of his decision leaked to the media, taking away some of the social media spotlight from the center. But Howard still updated his Twitter profile to reflect his new team; he changed his Twitter avatar to a Photoshopped picture of him in a Rockets uniform, and he changed his Twitter location to Houston. He also released this statement:
“I’ve decided to become a member of the Houston Rockets. I feel its the best place for me and I am excited about joining the Rockets and I’m looking forward to a great season. I want to thank the fans in Los Angeles and wish them the best.”
One interesting note about his decision is that the photo he used for his new avatar is one that was grabbed from a Photoshopped picture created by Ryan Hurst Designs earlier in the week: