Dwight David Howard is a professional basketball player playing at the National Basketball Association for Houston Rockets. He had a great high school career and he plays center. He attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy and decided to skip college and drafted first overall by the Orlando Magic at 2004 NBA Draft. He is a 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, 5-time All-Defensive player, 8-time All-Star, and 8-time All-NBA team. He has been ranked one of the best in blocks, rebounds, free throw attempts and field-goal percentage in the league consistently. He has set several league and franchise records. With Howard, Magic has been led to one conference title and 3 division titles. He has also been the winner of NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2008.
For Team USA, he has been the starting center in 2008 Olympics and he won the gold medal. In 2012, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2013, he transferred to the Rockets. According to Howard, he wanted to use his Christian faith to raise his God’s name in the league and across the world in his NBA career. At the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, he was ranked one of top 10 finalists for his charitable work. He is among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Dwight David Howard
Date of Birth: December 8, 1985
Marital status: Unmarried
Occupation: Basketball player
Net Worth: $65 Million
Height: 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Source of Income: Football, endorsements
Hobbies: Collecting guns, pet snakes
Inspired by Kevin Garnett, his role model who skipped the college in the year 1995 when he got selected by the Orlando Magic first overall, Howard decided to do the same and selected for 2004 NBA draft. For his jersey, he took No. 12 as it was the reverse of 21 on Garnett’s jersey for Minnesota. Howard joined Magic squad which has finished with 21 winnings in the last season. The club also lost Tracy McGrady, the NBA All-Star. Howard finished the rookie season with 10.0 rpg and 12.0 rpg on average and set several records in his NBA career. He has several achievements as the richest sportsman in the world.
In NBA history, he became the youngest player to have 10 rebounds of average in regular season and to have 20 recorded rebounds in the game. He was selected in NBA Rookie Challenge 2005 to All-Rookie team. He was also drafted to All-Rookie Team. He started all 82 games in rookie season.
Howard was born on December 8, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia to Sheryl Howard and Dwight Sr. Former Magic director, and Howard’s ex-girlfriend, Royce Reed, gave birth to Braylon, their first son, on 18th November, 2007. In 2010, Howard won defamation judgment over Reed when a judge in Florida claimed that she violated the order and prohibited her from mentioning his name in media. In Cobb County, Georgia, police investigated claims against Howard for abusing their son in October 2014. He sought $550,500,000 on damages that she disparaged him on Twitter and in reality TV show, Basketball wives.