Dwight Howard Says He Left L.A. To Win Title With James Harden


The Dwight Howard era is off and running in Houston.

Like everything involving Dwight, it has started as a love fest.  Dwight loves the city, the fans, and his new superstar sidekick who has no ego.

At media day in Houston, Howard did his best to explain why he chose the Rockets.  Howard said all the right things, but in the end, he simply wants to win.

With James Harden that is.

Howard told USA Today that he left L.A. for Houston so he could win a championship with James Harden.

“A lot of people say, ‘Well, if you would’ve waited a couple years, then this could’ve been yours (with the Lakers),’ And I’m like, ‘In a couple years, I’m 30,’” Howard said. “I don’t want to wait. I’ve been in the league 10 years. I don’t want to wait for things to happen. I want to be aggressive, to make things happen. And I’m looking at all these young guys who are just ready, and they’re missing one piece. And I’m like, ‘I could be that piece, and I don’t want to miss my chance.

James Harden doesn’t come by every 10 years. It doesn’t happen. It’s no knock on other players who I played with, but you’re talking about all these guys who are young and are going this way, going up, so I’m like, ‘Man, this is a great spot for me. A great town, great organization.’ They’re going this way (points up).”

“Other teams have more history, but yesterday’s scores don’t win today’s games,” he said. “You’ve got to look at the now. What’s in the now? What can we do now? Nobody cared about what I did eight years ago, they want to know what I can do now, and it’s the perfect team for me.”

Say what you want about Dwight, but he seems to finally have a clear head about his future.  For right now that is.