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Dwight Howard Biography
Dwight Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard plays center and he spent his high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He chose not to join college and entered the 2004 NBA draft, and was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. An eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, He has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage. Dwight set numerous franchise and league records during his time with the Magic, and led the Magic to the NBA Finals in 2009.
After eight seasons with the Magic, Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012. Howard joined the Houston Rockets after one season with the Lakers, where he spent three seasons. One-season stints followed with the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets, before he joined the Wizards in July 2018.
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He was born on December 8, 1985 in Atlanta. He is 32 years’ old as of year 2018.
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He chose to attend Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for high school, and in his four years he played mostly as power forward, averaging 16.6 points, 13.4 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game in 129 appearances. During his senior, Howard led his team to a 31–2 record and the 2004 state title, while averaging 25 points, 18 rebounds, 8.1 blocks and 3.5 assists per game. That same year, Howard was widely known as the best American high school basketball player, and he was awarded the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, the Morgan Wootten High School Player of the Year Award, Gatorade National Player of the Year and the McDonald’s National High School Player of the Year honor. He was also co-MVP (with J. R. Smith) of the McDonald’s All-American Game that year. Howard was honored as one of the 35 greatest McDonald’s All-Americans on January 31, 2012.
Dwight Howard Trade
The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly acquired former All-Star center Dwight Howard in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. The news was also confirmed by Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
In the deal, the Nets will send two future second-round picks, cash and center Timofey Mozgov to the Hornets for Howard
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Dwight Howard and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a buyout that will allow the center to hit free agency, this is according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
As Wojnarowski notes, the buyout allows Howard to sign with the Washington Wizards as planned. The deal, which includes a player option, will reportedly be for two years and $11 million.
The 32-year-old was owed $23.8 million for 2018-19, the last season of the three-year deal he originally signed with the Atlanta Hawks in 2016.
Chris Haynes of ESPN first reported the plan to negotiate a buyout shortly after he was acquired in a trade from the Charlotte Hornets.
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Howard was traded from Orlando to the Los Angeles Lakers on August 10, 2012 in a deal that also involved the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers also received Chris Duhon and Earl Clark; the Magic received Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, Maurice Harkless, Nikola Vučević, Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, and draft picks; Philadelphia received Jason Richardson and Andrew Bynum; and Denver received Andre Iguodala.
After his April surgery Howard took six months off from basketball , and only had the combined four weeks of training camp and preseason to prepare for the season. He played in just two preseason games,
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Howard’s ex-girlfriend, former Magic dancer Royce Reed on November 18, 2007 gave birth to their son, Braylon. He said that he was ashamed because he didn’t talk so much about being a Christian, professed his faith to the whole world, and here he was with a baby out of wedlock. He added that he felt like he didn’t need his relationship with God anymore, and that caused a lot of pain.
In 2010 he won a defamation judgment against Reed , when a Florida judge ruled that she violated a court order prohibiting her from mentioning him in the media. He had initially sought $550,500,000 in damages, claiming that she had disparaged him through Twitter and her appearances on the reality television show, Basketball Wives, as the couple’s paternity agreement stipulated a $500 fine for each time she mentioned him in public.
Dwight is making headlines ever after a woman, who is transgender, took to Twitter to reveal some eye-opening things about her relationship with the Washington Wizards center.
Masin Elije which is her name she claims Howard cheated on her with other trans women while the two were reportedly engaged in a romantic relationship. She also assert she’s now coming forward as a result of being stalked, threatened and harassed by Howard.
Well, Royce Reed and the mother of their child Braylon another one of Howard’s exes and found out about the salacious rumors and decided to preempt everyone commenting on her social media accounts.
This is what she posted on Instagram Instagram, she posted a meme reading, “Excuse me the comments are starting,” and captioned it with some popcorn emojis.
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This video shows how Dwight was exposed by transgender ex boyfriend.
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Howard’s ex-girlfriend, former Magic dancer Royce Reed on November 18, 2007 gave birth to their son, Braylon
Police in Cobb County in October 2014, Georgia investigated claims by Reed that Howard abused their son. Howard had admitted to hitting their son Braylon with a belt, as he had also been disciplined while growing up, and he stated that he did not realize it was wrong to do so. He was not charged in connection with the allegations. Howard was also involved in a civil case with Reed over custody of their son.
Howard has said that he came from a little box where everyone wanted to protect him from the big world he was about to enter. But when he finally got into that world and took a look around, he wanted to experience all of it. Howard who has never married had fathered five children by five different women living in three different states as of September 2017 . The children reportedly they visit Atlanta every off-season. Howard said in a 2017 interview, that It’s a tough situation, obviously he should have been more responsible. He messed up. He sinned. But he won’t look at any of his children as a mistake. They’re all a blessing to him.
Dwight and Royce’s son is growing up before our eyes. He turned eleven years old on November 18th. Royce posted on Instagram on her son’s birthday to wish him a ‘Happy Birthday’.
“My baby is officially 11 years old… after 54hrs of Labor Braylon Joshua-Robert Howard was born at 9:21AM on 11/18/2007. Hence his nickname “Classic” even tho I call him Munch,” she wrote.
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He is estimated to have earned around $25.5 million in 2014 from his NBA career. He ranked number 29 on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid athletes. Currently he is estimated to have a net worth of $70 million dollars.
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Dwight has a weight of 120 kg and he stand at a height of 2.11m.
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Howard keeps approximately 20 snakes as pets and has appeared twice in Animal Planet’s reality TV series Tanked. He owns a farm “in north Georgia where he relaxes with cows, hogs, turkeys and deer,” and also grows vegetables on his estate.
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Warriors Rumors: Dwight Howard Has ‘Serious Interest’ in Joining Golden State
As Dwight prepares for the next chapter of his basketball career, he may be looking to put himself in position to chase that elusive championship ring.
Sam Amick of USA Today reported on the eve of free agency that Howard has “serious interest” in joining the Golden State Warriors.
The 32-year-old has already changed teams once this offseason, as the Charlotte Hornets traded him to the Brooklyn Nets earlier this month. He has reportedly been negotiating a buyout since the trade, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Of course, Howard has been on the move frequently since leaving the Orlando Magic in 2012. He spent one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, three with the Houston Rockets, one with the Atlanta Hawks, one with the Hornets and, at least for now, is currently a Net.
That doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been productive, though. The 6’11”, 265-pound center averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds this past season.
It was just this past season that he became the first player in seven years to post 30 points and 30 rebounds in a single game. That just happened to come against his now-current team.
There’s not much Howard hasn’t done since being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in 2004. He has eight All-Star selections, eight All-NBA selections (first team five times), three NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, a dunk contest title and led the league in rebounding five times and blocks twice.
However, the 14-year veteran has yet to add a championship to his resume. He has one NBA Finals appearance, losing to the Lakers in five games in 2009. Now, he views the two-time reigning champs as an attractive destination.
Howard would likely have to take a massive pay cut in order to join Golden State. With Stephen Curry on a max contract, Kevin Durant potentially signing a max deal, and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green each making more than $17 million in 2018-19, the team doesn’t have much free cash to spend. But if he wants a ring, there may be no better spot.
Amick notes that Howard also has interest in the Washington Wizards, the New Orleans Pelicans and teaming up with LeBron James, wherever he might sign. That could create an interesting situation if James signs with the Lakers, who OddShark lists as the heavy favorite.
Dwight Howard 3 Pointer
Now heading into the season with the Washington Wizards Dwight third team in three years, he is trying to catch up with the rest of the league. He is even practicing his 3-point shot off the dribble.
As if this offseason couldn’t get any crazier, skip to around the 4:50 mark.
And yes, he started his 3-point practice from the high school line off with an airball.
But Wizards fans likely won’t have to worry about him turning into the second coming of Kyle Korver or even trying to do so. Before he joined the Atlanta Hawks, Howard both revamped his outside shot in the offseason and talked about plans to take 3s to fit in with Mike Budenholzer’s offense.
None of that proved true as Howard took just two attempts from 3-point range with Atlanta and missed both.
I can’t explain why he’s working on off-the-dribble 3s with a trainer this offseason, but it all does seem counterproductive.
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The Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver Nuggets were all playoff teams, and they all played a large role in the Dwight Howard to Los Angeles trade in 2012. The four teams suffered for it. The 76ers and Magic haven’t sniffed the playoffs since, and the Lakers and Nuggets made the playoffs the next year, but haven’t come close since 2013.
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DeVos tried to warn Dwight, he tried to tell his franchise player that if he left Orlando he would likely regret it because he would be giving up a special bond that would be difficult to replicate elsewhere.
He said by then that Dwight is in a good place, and when you’re young, sometimes you don’t realize that. The loyalty he develop in a community is always remembered. But if he leave, you don’t pick it up in the next town. It is not an add-on because you lose what you had. Maybe you gain some new love, but maybe you don’t. Maybe the net gain isn’t as good as you think.
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NBA center Dwight Howard proves to not only be a beast on the court, but in the weight room. His benches is 365 Pounds.
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Howard has never married but he is the father of five children by five different women living in three different states as of September 2017.
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Howard and Kobe reportedly never got along as teammates and had a dust-up this season when the Lakers met the Rockets, Howard’s new team. Kobe took offense to Howard throwing his elbows after getting a rebound and referred him as “soft,” among other things. Later he apologized, saying Howard is “a Teddy bear.”
It’s obvious there’s no love between the two.
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Still missing Dwight Howard, Wizards continue to be among NBA’s worst rebounding teams
By Chase Hughes October 29, 2018 4:20 PM
The Wizards had hoped to stay afloat at the start of the season until Dwight Howard, their most consequential offseason acquisition, was ready to make his debut. That plan hasn’t exactly worked out.
Instead, the 1-5 Wizards have struggled in the very areas Howard should help most. When he does come back, he will help plug some holes, but their shortcomings in several parts of the game suggest there are larger issues at play.
With Howard out, the Wizards have been particularly bad at defense, setting screens and rebounding. We went in-depth on the defense after Sunday night’s catastrophe in L.A. So, let’s take a look at the other two parts of the game where Howard’s vacancy has been felt.
For one, the absence of a starting-caliber center in the wake of Marcin Gortat’s departure via trade has been felt particularly on the boards. The Wizards woke up Monday dead last in the NBA in both total rebounds and offensive rebounds allowed. After getting out-classed on the boards 57-45 against the Clippers, the Wizards are -13.8 in average total rebounds.
Howard should help offset that number, of course. He is one of the best rebounders in NBA history and still reels them in at an elite rate.
It’s not as simple as adding his rebounds into the mix, but the basic math is worth noting. Last season, Howard averaged 12.5 rebounds for the Charlotte Hornets. Put those numbers into the equation and the Wizards could, in theory, go into the positive in the rebounding margin.
Howard will have an effect beyond the rebounds he gets. He will keep other players off the glass with a commitment to boxing out and by simply being the biggest man on the court at just about any given time. He takes up a lot of space, a lot more than Ian Mahinmi and Markieff Morris do, and has the athleticism to cover tons of ground.
Howard’s ability to rebound and alter shots should eliminate some of the second-chance points the Wizards are allowing. They are last in the NBA in opponent second-chance points at 19.8 per game. That’s an NBA All-Star’s worth of points per game.
Gobbling up rebounds should also take away some fast break opportunities. Wizards opponents are averaging 21.2 transition points per game, second-most in the NBA.
The Wizards’ rebounding woes go well beyond Howard’s absence, however. The rest of their team has not been able to fill the void.
Kelly Oubre Jr., a 6-foot-7 forward who spends most of his time on the perimeter, is leading the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. Markieff Morris (5.5/g) and Otto Porter Jr. (5.2/g) are both below their usual output.
John Wall (3.0/g) and Bradley Beal (4.5/g) are falling short of head coach Scott Brooks’ goal that they combine for 10 per night. Beal, however, is pulling his weight.
When it comes to setting screens, the numbers show a big hole left behind by Gortat. Last season, the Wizards were eighth in screen assists per game (10.6), while this year they are 28th in the league (5.7).
Gortat was fourth in the NBA last season in screen assists (4.5). The good news is that Howard wasn’t far behind him in sixth (4.2).
The Wizards have tried to compensate for the loss of Howard with backup big men and also by playing more small-ball. Both have clearly had an effect on their ability to defend, rebound and set screens.
They should get Howard back soon, possibly as early as this weekend. Though he will patch up some of their holes, others on the roster clearly have room for improvement in those categories.