Rockets go all out to land Howard

After meeting with the Mavs, Rockets, Warriors, Hawks and Lakers

this week, Dwight Howard has apparently chose new team:


Houston Rockets.


target="_blank">Houston was considered a frontrunner in the

Howard sweepstakes — if they put the right pieces around him

— but Rockets general manager Daryl Morey didn’t take any


Late Thursday and early Friday, Morey took to Twitter to make

one last pitch to Howard, hoping to sell him on Houston —

using his daughter, her friends and a two-time Emmy winner to

attempt to woo the All-Star center.

The first post was made Thursday shortly before midnight ET, and

featured a 40-second YouTube clip of children asking Howard to

“please come to the Rockets.”



Then just after 10 a.m. ET Friday, Morey posted a video of actor

Jim Parsons, star of The Big Bang Theory, making his plea for

Howard to join his favorite team. Parsons was born in Houston and

attended the University of Houston before embarking on an acting

career that led him to two Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Series Emmy awards, in 2010 and 2011:



The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular shows on TV, so

Parsons certainly has an audience. And Dwight Howard loves kids.

(He’s even written a children’s book.) You’ve got

to love Morey’s passion for his team and his creative

approach to luring Howard. Apparently, it seems to have worked.