Dwight Howard is an American NBA player who currently plays for basketball team Washington Wizards. He is best known for playing with Orlando Magic for eight years and led them to NBA finals in 2009. Let’s make some free time to know more about this immensely talented NBA player.
Dwight Howard Birth Facts and Education
Dwight Howard was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 1985, to Howard Sr. and Sheryl Howard. His father and mother were also a basketball player. He was raised along with a sister TaShanda and a brother Jahaziel. He is of an american nationality and of African-American ethnicity.
He attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy and started his basketball from there. During his illustrious school basketball career, he has won various individual honors including Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award and Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Dwight Howard’s Career, Basketball, and Net Worth
In 2004, Dwight started his professional basketball career from Orlando Magic and soon became the youngest player to score 112 points and 10 rebound in his first season. Later, he came up with the best performance in the second season and helped his team through the 2006 Rookie Challenge of NBA All-Star Weekend. However, they did not reach the finals at that season but Howard managed an average of 20 points and 20 rebounds per game. Finally, in 2009 he led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals and won that match with an average of 40.14 rebounds.
“But at the end of the day, every star, every person that been iconic, has gone through a time in their lives where it was just bad. Everybody. It just made them better.”
After eight successful years with Magic, he joined Los Angeles Lakers in 2012 but there he suffered from a back injury. After that, he joined Houston Rocket in 2013 where remained for three but he didn’t show his performance which he had shown for the Magic. Later, he has played with Atlanta Hawks in (2016-2017 ), Charlotte Hornets (2017-2018) and now for Washington Wizards.
Talking about his salary, he earns $23 million as a base salary per year and overall managed $30 million per year including endorsement. He has an estimated net around of $140 million.
Dwight Howard Relationship, Wike and Kids
Howard has been in a relationship with many girls in the past. He had engaged with Christine Vest and has a son named Dwight David Jr from her. After he was seen with Marion Denise and Camilla Poindexter in 2012. From 2009 to 2011 he has been in a relationship with both Hope Alexa and Royce Reed. From Alexa, he has a daughter named Jade and with Reed, he has a son named Braylon. furthermore, he has a daughter named Layla from Tiffany Render whom he dated in 2008.
“I’ve been on the side where you have nothing, and now I’m on the side where anything I want is there for me. When I didn’t have the means to do whatever I wanted to do, I still had peace.”
Dwight Howard Body Measurements and Social Media Profile
Howard stands 6 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs around 120kg. He has black color hair and dark brown hair. Furthermore, he fits in 18 US size shoe.
He is highly active on social media. He has over 4.6 million followers on Facebook, over 6.83 million followers on Twitter and over 2 million followers on Instagram.
References: Wikipedia, whodatewho.com, cbn.com