As the original owner of a lifetime shoe deal with Adidas, a man with no championships, no glistening playoff legacy, McGrady rejects the idea that Howard ought to let his endorsement-earning power with the shoe company dictate anything about his desire to play for the Bulls. For Adidas, there’s far less of a return on Howard’s stardom to have him sharing the Chicago stage with the company’s biggest endorser, Derrick Rose.
"You’re going to have other endorsements because you’re playing in a big-ass city like Chicago, and because you’re [bleeping] Dwight Howard," McGrady said.
And a Howard-Rose combination?
"Hell yes, championship," McGrady said. "Championship. There’s no doubt about it."
Very interesting read on the Howard situation through the eyes of a guy who's kinda, sorta been in his shoes, pun intended.