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Dwight Howard swoops into Houston, buys lunch for an entire restaurant full of diners

Dwight Howard isn’t a technical member of the Houston Rockets yet. He can pose for Twitter avatars in Houston gear all he wants, but he’s yet to sign pen to paper on his four-year, $88 million contract, as per NBA rules. Dwight’s had a pair of NBA contracts before this though, including one max deal, so he’s well-heeled enough to pick up a few tabs. Or the tabs of an entire restaurant full of breakfast diners, as was apparently the case at The Breakfast Klub in Houston on Tuesday morning. hepped us to the news, which I guess is news, that Dwight ingratiated himself to Houston by buying a few breakfasts after dining on catfish and grits. We’re probably more envious of Dwight’s breakfast than we are his four-year, $88 million contract.

Because nothing goes undocumented in 2013, here’s the social media reaction to Dwight’s appearance with Rocket trainer Keith Jones:

Howard also posed for photos in Rockets gear:

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(Courtesy chem_ee's Instagram account)

Dwight is in town to take a physical, and will probably be formally introduced as a Houston Rocket on Wednesday. This is definitely the honeymoon period.

CSN video on reactions to Howard leaving the Lakers:

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