Bad news for the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard can't see red

Published Add your comment

Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets appears to be in some trouble with the law for an issue that could potentially cause an issue with his team-mates.

After a week where the NFL has been the focus of the sporting controversy in America, the story around Howard still pales in comparison to men like Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.

Nevertheless, sports stars are getting in trouble with the law all around the USA and Howard is the latest in a long line.

Related articles

- NBA Star claims he is the best basketball player alive

- Star NBA duo show teammates total lack of respect with latest actions

So what has Howard done that could possibly affect all of his team-mates?

Well has made ten traffic violations in the space of two and a half years - all for the same thing.

It seems that when it comes to stopping at red lights, Howard has a certain moral objection to the custom observed by every other road user in America.

According to the official records, Howard was caught going through red lights nine times in 10 months starting back in 2012.

The violations all took place in Orange Country, Florida, approximately a two and a half hour flight from Houston.

Howard then went a year and a half before his tenth and latest infraction which came in 2014.

Now officials from the Orange County Clerk of Courts have told TMZ that Howard's license has been suspended until he pays a $285 fine.

Bad news for the Rockets

So what does Howard receiving 10 traffic violations have to do with his Houston team-mates and why is it bad for them?

Well unfortunately for the Houston players, Howard's violations are a showing of his clear inability to see the colour red - which just so happens to be the colour of Houston's road uniform.

Wearing an all red uniform is clearly unlikely to make Howard want to stop as we can tell from his driving record but unfortunately it may mean he also won't see his fellow Rockets.

Of course Howard has already shown to have no problem with the Rockets red as he is one of the top players in Houston.

He will need to have his focus sharp for the upcoming season if the Rockets are to repeat their performance from last year and maybe even go further in the play-offs next year.

Houston Rockets
Dwight Howard

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again