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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 649 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 >

- 694 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 >

- 715 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 >

- 719 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 >

- 719 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 >

- 719 days ago
Dwight Howard -- I'm with Kobe Bryant Now!! L.A. Lakers Trade Approved by NBA

Dwight Howard
I'm with Kobe Now! NBA Approves Lakers Deal

Dwight Howard is officially suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers -- the NBA approved the 4-team trade that finally gets him out of Orlando and into the purple and gold.General managers for the… READ MORE >

- 719 days ago
Kobe Bryant -- Lakers are 'Locked & Loaded' with Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant
I'm FIRED UP About Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant says he's already spoken with Dwight Howard ... and says the two are "locked and loaded" to win an NBA championship together. Bryant -- who's currently in London playing for Team USA… READ MORE >

- 719 days ago
Dwight Howard -- Mum's the Word on Lakers Trade

Dwight Howard
Mum's the Word on Lakers Trade

Dwight Howard had nothing to say when we asked him about the rumored blockbuster trade that would send him to the L.A. Lakers ... well, actually he has a lot to say ... but he's being muzzled.… READ MORE >

- 720 days ago

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