Houston Is No “Little Town”
O'Neal proved this point last weekend when he talked about former Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard.
When asked about Howard's moved to the Houston Rockets, his reply was: "We all been in LA, and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights. ... I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. That's right, little town. I said it."
Here are some statistics that would shock anyone who thinks of Houston as a "little town":
Houston is a top ten television market according to Nielsen's Local Television Market Universe
The Texas Medical Center, the world largest concentration of medical center and research institutions, is in Houston.
Twenty-four Fortune 500 companies has headquarters in Houston, second only to New York City.
96 countries has consulates offices in Houston, the third most in the U.S.
Houston has surpassed the U.S. projection for 2050 when the Hispanic population became a majority-minority group.
Houston overtook Los Angeles and New York as the most diverse city in the United States
Now if you still think that Houston is a "small town," here is one more piece of evidence that should make a person to re-think their position.
The airline of the People's Republic of China became the 20th airline to offer service to one of the gateways to the Southwestern United States.
Ms. Yingxiang Wang, Co-Chairwoman of Air China Limited, said in a statement: "As the only airline that provides direct connection between Houston and the south central region of the United States and China via Beijing, we are honored to be the cultural, social and economic bridge between our two great destinations. This new service demonstrates Air China's commitment to expanded connectivity for the mutual benefits of our countries and people."
This is why Houston is no "little town" as Shaq stated, but a "global city" that is located in the most prosperous state in the U.S., Texas.
So the next time that Shaq wants to take a shot at somebody, he should choose his words wisely before saying something that would make him look like an idiot in the process.
Dwight Howard can certainly agree with that.
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