Shortly after learning he’d be heading back to the Houston Rockets, Robert Covington shared several messages on Instagram to express his excitement.
Back in 2014, Robert Covington made his NBA debut with the Houston Rockets, playing 54 seconds in a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He would follow that up with a 31-second showing two days later, where he recorded his first NBA stat: a defensive rebound. He would end up playing just 34 minutes in seven total games for the Rockets before being waived that October.
The following season, Covington showed he belonged in the NBA, becoming an important part of the Philadelphia 76ers for the next four seasons by honing his defensive skills. Six years later, RoCo is heading back to where it all began, as a Tuesday night trade is taking him back to the team that gave him his first chance.
In his first Instagram story since learning of the trade, Covington was quick to recognize how his path led him to where it all began. Captioned above an in-game picture in a Houston Rockets jersey, Covington shared: “Full circle. Back where it all began. Grind time!”
Robert then shared several posts from other Instagram accounts, including one from now-former teammate Karl-Anthony Towns with a caption that said “Brotha 4 lyfe” over a John Cena meme. Other messages included in Covington’s story included “Back to where it all started huh. Let’s keep ballin, we contending now,” and “It’s a lil different this time around.”
Given the messages Covington has been sharing since learning about his return to H-Town, it seems like he’s anxious to get started and excited to be back on a contending team. Given how hard they fought to get him back, the Houston Rockets feel the same way about him.