Dwight Howard is aiming for an NBA title on his 30th birthday. Howard celebrated his birthday on Tuesday but his team, the Houston Rockets, suffered a shock defeat in the hands of Brooklyn Nets.
Howard categorically pointed out that his only birthday wish is to clinch a NBA crown. “That’s the only thing I play for, is to win a championship,” the Rockets star said. “So, I’ll be very thankful when that day happens.”
Howard went very close to the title once in his career in 2009, when he led the Orlando Magic to the finals. He celebrated his birthday with good friends and teammates singing “Happy Birthday.” James Harden led the entire Rockets’ team to the Gatsby-themed party.
The Houston Rockets center has played 12 seasons in the NBA after making a leap from high school to the league. To celebrate this birthday, Mustard Minute released a video showing Howard singing happy birthday to his former teammate Jeremy Lin.
But will Howard continue at Houston? After a horrific start, the team management is looking to rebuild the roster. They have already removed head coach Kevin McHale. Rumors are growing louder that Howard be traded in the free agency for Jeff Teague and Tiago Splitter.