Dwight Howard makes up his mind, chooses to sign with Houston

NBA free-agent Dwight Howard is expected to sign with the Houston Rockets after spending just one season with the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The most talked about free agent in the NBA is leaving Hollywood for Houston after a whirlwind night of flip-flopped decisions.

For second time Friday night, ESPN's Chris Broussard is reporting that Dwight Howard will be joining the Houston Rockets.

A then still-undecided Howard landed in Los Angeles earlier tonight before eventually pulling the trigger on the move to Texas, a move that will reportedly cost the 6-foot-11 center close to $30 million. Howard is expected to receive a 4-year deal worth around $88 million from the Rockets.

Broussard cites Lakers head coach Mike D'Antonio as the deciding factor in Howard's expensive decision to bail on Kobe Bryant and company.