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Houston Rockets Dwight Howard pleases fans with public gun call

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The NBA off-season can be very boring for the players at times, they all find ways to entertain themselves and others.

In 2010, LeBron James hosted his own show called the Decision, not done for his own entertainment purposes but I would wager it kept him busy.

Houston Rockets Center Dwight Howard showed his fans what an NBA star can do during the off-season on Sunday.

Howard took to Twitter to try and end his boredom and sent out a tweet that got the Rockets fans rallying around him within hours.

In his own words, Howard said: "I tweeted it out and a lot of people showed up. It was a lot of fun." 

So what did Howard do? Did he host a giant picnic? Did he throw a house party for all Rockets fans?

Well Howard tweeted marching orders to the Rockets fan base and called for them to take up their plastic guns and join him.

No, Howard simply tweeted "Houston, meet me at Main Event Entertainment in Katy at 5:15. Bring your friends and family the games and Lazer tag are on me."

Houston fans rallied to the cause and a lot took advantage of his hospitality as pictures of the huge crowds circulated on social media.

They showed their gratitude though with people tweeting messages of thanks like "Dwight Howard picked up the tab, played games with the huge crowd that responded to his tweet earlier today" 

When asked about it, Howard simply said "I woke up and I was like, 'I want to play laser tag but I didn't want to play by myself,'" Howard said. "So I tweeted it out and a lot of people showed up. It was a lot of fun."

making the most of a long post-season

Howard has been off the court since his Rockets side crashed out of the play-offs at the first hurdle after a 4-2 series defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Rockets had an impressive season with Shooting Guard James Harden having a memorable year on the way to scoring over 1,800 points throughout the season.

Finishing fourth in the Western Conference, the Rockets will be looking to improve on their 54-28 record from last season.

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