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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 362 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 >

- 381 days ago
'Basketball Wives' Star Royce Reed -- Dwight Howard is Putting Our Son in Danger!

'Basketball Wives' Star
Dwight Howard's Putting Our Kid in Danger!

"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed claims Dwight Howard took off with their son and won't tell her where he is ... a perilous problem because the tyke doesn't have his meds.Royce went to court… READ MORE >

- 449 days ago
Ice Cube DESTROYS Dwight Howard -- We Don't Need 'B*tches' on the Lakers

Ice Cube
DESTROYS Dwight Howard We Don't Need 'B*tches' on the Lakers

** WARNING -- VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE **Ice Cube is a Los Angeles Lakers superfan ... and apparently, he doesn't take kindly to Dwight Howard running out on his team -- 'cause the rapper… READ MORE >

- 474 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Wait, Dwight Howard's Going to Houston???

Metta World Peace
Wait, Dwight Howard's Going to Houston???

You'd THINK Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace would be one of the FIRST one's to know that Dwight Howard ditched the team for the Houston Rockets ... turns out, he was one of the last.… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago
The Game -- Fans Shouldn't Burn Dwight Howard Jerseys ... BUT I AM!

The Game
Fans Shouldn't Burn Their Dwight Howard Jerseys ... BUT I AM!

Do as Game says, not as he does ... because while he plans on torching his Dwight Howard jersey, he recommends another mode of destruction for other Los Angeles Lakers fans.Our photog… READ MORE >

- 476 days ago
Kobe Bryant -- 1 Word for Dwight Howard ... Unfollowed

Kobe Bryant
1 Word for Dwight Howard Unfollowed

Kobe Bryant is pissed at Dwight Howard ... so much so he did the worst possible thing you can do to a person ... he UNFOLLOWED HIM ON TWITTER. Pause for reaction. That's right, just after Howard… READ MORE >

- 477 days ago
Dwight Howard Signs with Houston Rockets ... Maybe

Dwight Howard
Screw LA I'm Going to Houston!

Dwight Howard has decided to make the entire city of Los Angeles hate him (except for the ever-growing number of Clippers fans) by spurning the Lakers and signing with the Houston Rockets.No word… READ MORE >

- 478 days ago
NBA Star Russell Westbrook -- NBA Blasphemy ... He Didn't Watch Game 7!

Russell Westbrook
NBA Blasphemy He Didn't Watch Game 7!

NBA stars have much better things to do with their time than watch the NBA Finals ... so says OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook -- the second NBA'er to admit missing what the rest of… READ MORE >

- 491 days ago

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