Small forward Sam Dekker has still yet to score his first points in an NBA game, with the first-round draft pick of the Houston Rockets (No. 18 overall) having missed most of his rookie season due to an unfortunately-timed back injury.
Nonetheless, the former Wisconsin star scored thousands of retweets after posting this picture on Monday night from teammate Dwight Howard’s iPad:
Found this on dwights iPad. Why this guy taking senior pictures as a grown man ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/XtOwysbPSm
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) March 8, 2016
Dekker and Howard are very close, as evidenced by the video Dekker later tweeted out. Even though the injury has prevented him from making the on-court impact that he had hoped for as a rookie, Dekker has meshed quite well with Howard and the other leaders in Houston’s laid-back locker room.
Fortunately for the internet, it seems Dekker fits in well on Twitter, too.
Ben DuBose is a veteran sports reporter who has followed the Houston Rockets and the NBA since Hakeem Olajuwon was Akeem Olajuwon. He writes for both SheridanHoops and ClutchFans, an independent Rockets blog. You can follow him on Twitter and listen to his NBA podcast.