Howard gets off to good ‘start’ in Houston

Published 12:01 am Thursday, July 11, 2013

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