Byron Houston was originally billed as the second coming of Charles Barkley: a rotund, fierce, tough-minded, 6’5″ 250-pound power forward. Oklahoma State’s all-time leading scorer, Houston spent two glorious years with the Warriors in the early 90s. In 1992-93, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.2 fouls in 16.1 minutes per game. The following year, his minutes dropped a bit, and his numbers “suffered” as a result: a paltry 2.8 points per game.
After spending two more years bouncing around the NBA, Houston finally gave up the NBA dream, as he decided to join the Sunkist Orange Juices (no, really) of the Phillippine Basketball Association (really). For some perspective, the Sunkist Orange Juicers have also been known as Pop Cola and the Swift Mighty Meaties. Unfortunately, Houston is not one of the PBA’s 25 greatest players.
In 2003, Houston pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent exposure.
In 2006, Houston was removed from a children’s basketball camp because he was registered as a sex offender in that state. Oh, that Byron, always trying to help the kids.
Byron Houston [Wikipedia]