Dwight Howard will cost the Rockets $88 million over the course of the next four years. Er, make that $88,150,000.
The NBA just fined Houston $150K for "unauthorized comments" that they made about Howard after they got him to agree to a new four-year, $88 million contract late last week. According to NBA rules, teams aren't allowed to comment on free agents publicly until July 10, which is when players like Howard are allowed to sign with their new teams. The NBA hasn't revealed exactly which comments the Rockets are being fined for. But CBS Sports believes that a tweet sent out by Rockets GM Daryl Morey might have done the trick:
Welcome to Houston @DwightHoward!!! Years of work by Dwight & Rockets went into this. This team is going to be special.— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) July 6, 2013
Eh, yeah, that sounds about right. $150,000, though, NBA? For a tweet? That's crazy.
[via Eye On Basketball]