Biggest Reasons for Dwight Howard to Spurn LA Lakers for Houston Rockets

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Biggest Reasons for Dwight Howard to Spurn LA Lakers for Houston Rockets
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For Dwight Howard, this summer is a tale of two cities. (Map courtesy of reddit.com)

This summer, Dwight Howard has a choice between west and south, between Hollywood glamor and Texas hospitality, between the past and the future.

Between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets.

The former started the 2012-13 campaign miserably, struggled in the middle, had an inspired but brief run to the playoffs, then fizzled out in an ignominious playoff sweep. There was drama, finger-pointing, firings and discontent.

Houston had little expected of it this season. The wins started to pile up. There was a struggle in January, but the team ended up first in the league in pace and second (by the merest of margins) in points per game. A good time was had by all, the squad has emerging stars and the future looks bright.

Judging by those synopses, the choice would be easy. But since Howard has demonstrated in the past a penchant for the dramatic, it's easy to envision the big man agonizing over his choice.

On the following pages, I humbly present cogent, convincing reasons that unwaveringly point D12 in one clear direction.

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