HOUSTON -

Dwight Howard signing with the Houston Rockets scored major points with fans.

The Kolache Factory gave out free kolaches to customers from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday when they mentioned the basketball player's name.

"We had extra staff come in," said John Banks, who owns the Kolache Factory off Westheimer and Chimney Rock. "We made more than 200 more kolaches than we usually make, and I think we will go through all of them."

"I heard that they were giving away kolaches and I made a u-turn and came inside," said customer Jerri Armour.

Customers were excited about the free breakfast, and pumped up about the 6 foot 11 star center joining the "Red Nation."

"I think that we need a big man and for Dwight Howard to come he provides a strong center," said Simon Lau. "With him we can go to the championships!"

Call him what you want -- Superman, Rocket Man -- today Howard was simply "the man."