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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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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 >

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 >

- 160 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 >

- 160 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 >

- 161 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 >

- 163 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 >

- 315 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 >

- 343 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Fan Detained After Striking NBA Star with Basketball

Dwight Howard
Fan Detained After Striking NBA Star with Basketball

Dwight Howard was hit in the head with a basketball Monday night ... a basketball that came from the stands ... and he was so pissed, he called in the cops to hunt down the offender, TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 411 days ago
NBA Star Chandler Parsons -- My 25th Birthday Was LINSANE!!

NBA Star Chandler Parsons
My 25th Birthday Was LINSANE!!

Houston Rockets star Chandler Parsons turned 25 years old the other day ... and he celebrated with his teammates ... but the party looked more like a scene from "Office Space" with really tall… READ MORE >

- 420 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Pre-Game NIGHTCLUBBIN' in the Philippines

Dwight Howard
Pre-Game NIGHTCLUBBIN' ... In the Philippines

You don't go to Italy and not eat the pasta, you don't go to Japan and not try the sushi ... and Dwight Howard knows you can't go to the Philippines and not hit up the karaoke nightclubs. The… READ MORE >

- 438 days ago

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