Yesterday the Houston Rockets held a press conference to introduce their latest and biggest acquisition, center Dwight Howard. To kick off his “fresh start” Howard not only got a new team but a new nickname as well. Read more after the jump.
“He’s not Superman anymore. He’s Rocket Man now,” longtime Rockets broadcaster Bill Worrell said Saturday as he introduced the team’s major free-agent acquisition.
As Howard took the stage and greeted several Houston officials, including owner Leslie Alexander and coach Kevin McHale, a couple of his new teammates playfully repeated his new moniker — “Rocket Man, Rocket Man” — and were met with a huge, toothy smile from Howard.
What do you think of his new nickname? I wonder him dropping the Superman moniker will help appease Shaq.