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Sorry Lakers fans, Dwight Howard is done, allegedly. A source confirmed Friday (July 5) that Howard will leave the City of Angels in lieu of the Houston Rockets, making at least one person (Slim Thug) very happy.

Howard hasn’t confirmed the story and could potentially sign with another team.

From USA Today:

After 20 months of twists and turns in the Dwight Howard saga, a person with knowledge of his decision told USA TODAY Sports he will join the Houston Rockets.

 The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because his decision had not yet been announced.

After being traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team deal a year ago, Howard entered the summer unsure of what he might do because of the awful Lakers season that had unfolded.

The five-team race between the Rockets, Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks included lengthy meetings with each team in Los Angeles this week that not only would determine his final destination but also slow a free agency period that should speed up now that his decision is known.

His partnership with Kobe Bryant never went as planned, nor did his recovery from back surgery in April 2012 that hindered his play for most of the season.

The 27-year-old’s time with the Lakers ended with a first-round playoffs sweep, adding fuel to the rumored departure. Howard even called the season “a nightmare.”

In related news, Kobe Bryant wants three more years with the purple and gold.


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