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Dwight Howard

Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who usually plays center but can also play power forward, had an outstanding high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA Draft, and was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. A six-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA team selection, five-time All-Defensive member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, and has set numerous franchise and league records. He led the Magic to three division titles and one conference title, and he was the winner of the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA, which went on to win the gold medal. He was traded to the Lakers in 2012. Before he was drafted in 2004, Howard said that he wanted to use his NBA career and Christian faith to "raise the name of God within the league and throughout the world". In November 2009, he was named one of the

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Dwight Howard -- BLAMES BROTHER ... He Ran Red Light, Not Me!

Dwight Howard
BLAMES BROTHER He Blew Red Light, Not Me!

Dwight Howard says he was NOT behind the wheel when his car blew through a red light in Florida back in April ... telling TMZ Sports the culprit was his BROTHER. We broke the story ...… READ MORE >

Dwight Howard -- LICENSE SUSPENDED ... Blows More Reds Than Communist Hooker

Dwight Howard
LICENSE SUSPENDED Blows More Reds Than Communist Hooker

Dwight Howard might be color blind -- 'cause officials in Florida say he ran 10 RED LIGHTS in 2-and-a-half years -- and now his license has been suspended ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
NBA Player Omri Casspi -- Visits Israeli Troops ... Brings Basketballs

NBA Player Omri Casspi
Visits Israeli Troops ... Brings Basketballs

Sacramento Kings player Omri Casspi visited Israeli soldiers ... and brought basketballs. Casspi explained, "Visiting heroic soldiers in Tel HaShomer."The Israeli-born athlete -- a 1st round… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
D. L. Hughley -- Rihanna and Dwight Howard Lied ... They Meant to Tweet #FreePalestine

D.L. Hughley
Own It Rihanna & Dwight!! They Meant to Tweet #FreePalestine

Rihanna and Dwight Howard may say their tweets in support of Palestine were accidental -- but D.L. Hughley thinks they only hit delete because of social media pressure.Hughley told us he… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Palestinian Org. -- Dwight Howard Should NOT Apologize for #FreePalestine Tweet

Palestinian Org.
Dwight Howard Should NOT Apologize ... for #FreePalestine Tweet

Dwight Howard should NOT have apologized for tweeting #FreePalestine over the weekend ... so says a powerful Palestinian interest group who says Dwight's message was "humanitarian" in nature. READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Rihanna Tweets #FreePalestine ... Quickly Takes it Back

Rihanna
Tweets #FreePalestine ... Quickly Takes it Back

Rihanna just inserted herself in the middle of the Middle East conflict by tweeting, "#FreePalestine," but 8 minutes later deleted it.It's unclear why Rihanna had the change of heart.  The… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Ripped By Jewish Org. ... 'He Should Be Publicly Condemned'

Dwight Howard
Ripped By Jewish Org. 'He Should Be Publicly Condemned'

The oldest "Pro-Israel" organization in the United States is lashing out at NBA star Dwight Howard -- claiming his "#FreePalestine" tweet is hateful and ignorant. READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Tweets #FreePalestine ... Immediately Deletes, Apologizes

Dwight Howard
Tweets #FreePalestine ... Immediately Deletes, Apologizes

Dwight Howard has stepped right into the middle of a heated political issue -- tweeting #FreePalestine ... and then immediately deleting it, apologizing and calling it a "mistake."It all went down… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Unloads Insane Orlando Mansion ... for $3 MILLION Loss

Dwight Howard
Unloads Insane Orlando Mansion ... for $3 MILLION Loss

Dwight Howard is finally cutting ties with the city of Orlando -- selling the amazing mega-mansion he abandoned there over two years ago ... for a HUGE loss, TMZ Sports has learned.Dwight -- who… READ MORE >

- 253 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Watch Me 'Drop That Nae Nae' ... In New Music Video

Dwight Howard
Watch Me 'Drop That Nae Nae' In New Music Video

Dwight Howard got a new job -- he's teaching people how to DROP THAT NAE NAE ... and he's spreading the word by showing off his dance moves in a music video with the guys behind the song. Howard… READ MORE >

- 281 days ago

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