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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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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- Baby Blocked in Maternity Ward ... By Dwight Howard

Kim and Kanye
Baby Blocked in Maternity Ward ... By Dwight Howard

When Kim Kardashian first arrived to Cedars-Sinai to deliver her baby, she didn't get the fancy celebrity suite she had hoped for 'cause they were all in use ... and one of the VIP… READ MORE >

Dwight Howard -- I REFUSE to Watch the NBA Finals!

Dwight Howard
I REFUSE to Watch the NBA Finals!

When the Heat and the Spurs went into OT during last night's dramatic Game 6 of the NBA Finals ... Dwight Howard was busy eating dinner -- telling TMZ he didn't have the stomach to watch. Howard… READ MORE >

- 460 days ago
Dwight Howard -- My Heart Is in L.A., But My Head Is in Orlando

Dwight Howard
My Heart Is in L.A. But My Head Is in Orlando

Dwight Howard might be a Los Angeles Laker, but part of him is still a member of the Orlando Magic ... specifically, his head. In town to play the New York Knicks last month, D12 hit up a hat… READ MORE >

- 624 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Baby Mama Royce Reed Wants $100k to Fight Him in Court

Dwight Howard
Baby Mama Wants $100k To Fight Him in Court

Dwight Howard's baby mama says her nasty custody battle with the NBA star is an unfair fight -- all because he can simply outspend her -- so she's asking a judge to make HIM cover HER legal fees.… READ MORE >

- 666 days ago
Dwight Howard -- My Back is Healthy Enough to FREAK-DANCE!

Dwight Howard
My Back Is Healthy Enough to FREAK-DANCE!

Dwight Howard gave his back one final test last night before he gets ready to make his Los Angeles Lakers debut ... by getting his grind on with a few girls in Sin City.In the video, D12 can be… READ MORE >

- 703 days ago
Dwight Howard -- I Was Pooping When Earthquake Hit

Dwight Howard
I Was Pooping When Earthquake Hit

The 3.2 earthquake that rocked Beverly Hills this weekend definitely scared the crap out of Dwight Howard. The newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers was leaving his Bev Hills hotel when we asked… READ MORE >

- 747 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Great at Dunking, Just Turrible at Impressions

Dwight Howard
Great at Dunking TURRIBLE at Impressions

Dwight Howard's working on a backup plan if this Lakers thing doesn't work out -- celebrity impressions ... and he busted out his Charles Barkley today in Beverly Hills.The Lake Show's new… READ MORE >

- 769 days ago
Dwight Howard -- #Trademarking Los Angeles

Dwight Howard
#Trademarking Los Angeles

Just days before Dwight Howard got officially traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, he was presciently #trademarking the city he will now call home ... and TMZ has the hashtag-tastic photo.For… READ MORE >

- 772 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Whips Out His Best Kobe Bryant

Dwight Howard
Whips Out His Best Kobe Bryant

Dwight Howard didn't waste any time busting on his new teammates -- and he started with the biggest one of 'em all ... Kobe Bryant.Just a few minutes after the Lakers introduced Dwight at a news… READ MORE >

- 773 days ago
Dwight Howard -- ALL SMILES After Lakers Deal

Dwight Howard
ALL SMILES After Lakers Deal

No one is more excited about the blockbuster Lakers deal than Dwight Howard -- who was sporting a megawatt smile on his way out of a Beverly Hills hotel moments ago ... telling TMZ, "I'm just… READ MORE >

- 773 days ago

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