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Howard gets off to good ‘start’ in Houston

Dwight Howard is becoming a fan-favorite already in Houston.

ESPN.com reported Wednesday that the new Rockets center, who hasn’t officially joined his new team, picked up the breakfast tab at The Breakfast Klub in Houston.

Now I was thinking, ‘OK, he’s a nice guy trying to win the team over.’

I did a double-take when I read that Howard had paid for every patron’s meal at the restaurant.

That’s a nice chunk of change.

Howard is expected to sign a four-year, $88 million contract. ESPN.com reports that it’s the maximum amount for a free agent who is going to a new team.

Howard’s breakfast might have come at the right time because yesterday, the NBA lifted its annual moratorium on player-related transactions. This is a normal procedure the league goes through each year.

Back to the breakfast at hand.

If I were in the restaurant and I knew that Howard was going to pay for my meal, then I’d go all out.

Now, I’m a fan of English breakfasts with eggs, tomatoes, toast, coffee and the like. Add a pancake, sausage and a few fruits and you’ve go my sort of meal.

After looking at the Klub’s menu online, the prices seem reasonable. An average meal would probably cost between $7-$15 per person.

Let’s say that 50 people were dining in the restaurant at the time Howard enjoyed his eggs and bacon.

That would be between $350-$750 for the tab.

And speaking of tabs, I’m sure someone from the restaurant will either Tweet or Facebook a photo of the bill in the near future.

Heck, we may event see it on ESPN’s SportsCenter tonight.

I say all of this because Howard has made a great start in Houston, his new town.

He also gave about 50 people good starts to to their days as well.