Some of the casualties of Dwight Howard's move to Houston include: a few burnt Lakers jerseys, a Shaquille O'Neal diss, and a Twitter unfollow from Kobe Bryant. It's madness, and situations like these call for a voice of reason. A voice like Metta World Peace, who took to Twitter make some predictions.
Asik on the Rockets with the new guy is huge. I believe Asik can be top 5 center presence in the league. Potentially a big problem.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 7, 2013
Yep. Howard is simply "the new guy" because Omer Asik is going to be that big of a deal. It should be noted that Asik isn't willing to play with Howard.
Houston will be in the conference finals next year. Harden will probably be MVP. Two of the top 5 centers will be on the same team. But!!!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 7, 2013
The Rockets to the conference finals? That's not too farfetched of a prediction, but James Harden as next year's MVP? That's hard to believe. What if the stars align and Linsanity starts to spark for the whole season? What if Brandon Knight goes on an insane revenge trip on all who wronged him? That LeBron James dude is pretty good too.
Lakers will have an amazing team next year. Chemistry will click. With , 24 and Gasol have 7. Rings between them and my one ring ...— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 7, 2013
Some Lakers fans are so salty about Howard that you'd think otherwise.
Lakers vs Houston conference finals. Pre order your popcorn!!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 7, 2013
For Howard's sake, let's hope not.
It's also worth noting that World Peace said Howard was staying in LA because he had his balls. He clearly was a bit off with that prediction.
[via Metta World Peace]