Who is Dwight Howard?
Dwight Howard is among the famous celebrity who has established his name as an athlete being a skilled player. He is a competitive basketball player, who presently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Previously, he played for the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. Furthermore, he got select in the NBA Draft of 2004. Orlando Magic selected him. Dwight has been renowned as the top three players in the league. Moreover, he has proved to be a prominent player gaining numerous honors including All-Star, All-NBA Team, as well as Defensive Player of the Year.
Dwight Howard was born on December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, as Dwight David Howard II. He was born to his father Dwight Howard Sr., and his mother Sheryl Howard. His father Dwight works in the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy as the Athletic Director, and also was a state-level player, whereas Sheryl is a basketball player who played for the Morris Brown College.
Besides, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to Afro-American. He has the star sign of Leo. With a height of 6 feet 11 inches (211 cm), and weigh about 120 kg (265 pounds), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Moreover, his dark brown eye color and black hair color makes his look even more attractive.
Early Life of Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard became a wonder child for his parents as his mother had seven miscarriages before his birth. Following his parents, Dwight showed his interest in sports. Just at the age of nine, he started playing basketball.
For his education, Dwight firstly attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He became highly active in basketball during high school. He played as a power forward and made a record of 16.6 points, in a total of 129 games played. Moreover, he drove the team to win the state title in 2004, making 25 points. Also, he gained an award for the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, in addition to the National Player of the Year. Likewise, he also earned the award for the Morgan Wotten High School Player of the Year, and the McDonald’s National High School Player of the Year.
Dwight Howard started his professional career by joining the Orlando Magic in the 2004 NBA Draft. Before Dwight joined the team, Orlando had lost some matches, which after his enrollment came to success. Developing his own game, he also led the team to gain achievements. Moreover, he became the youngest payer to hit 10 rebounds in the season.
Then, in the next season, Dwight became more athletic. Likewise, he attained the 2006 Rookie Challenge of NBA All-Star Weekend. He made his career-high scoring the 26 rebounds in opposition to the game with the Philadelphia 76ers. Eventually, during the 2007-08 season, he became recognized as the team’s best played season, and also he averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds in each game. Dwight averaged 40.14 points rebounds in the 2009 Eastern Conference.
Dwight Howard linked with Los Angeles Lakers on August 10, 2012. During the season, he went through a terrible back injury and went through criticism for quitting Orlando Magic and not following the rules. His average became low in the 2012-13 season with 12.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in each game.
More About His Career
Eventually, Dwight started playing for the Houston Rockets on July 13, 2013, and played as a power forward. Later, he played as a Centre forward, however, he could not perform the same as he did for the Orlando Magic. Likewise, he played for Houston Rockets for three-season from 2013-14 to 2015-16. During his last season for Houston, he played 71 games in total and averaged 11.8 rebounds.
Subsequently, Dwight started playing for the Atlanta Hawks. He played his first game with the team on October 27, 2016. During the season, he played 74 games in total, he averaged 12.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in each game. Then, he played his next season, 2017-18 for the Charlotte Hornets. In total, he played 81 games and averaged 12.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. His recent last season was 2018-19, which he played for Washington. During the season, he scored an average of 9.2 rebounds, 4 assists, .8 steals, .4 blocks, and 12,8 points, in each game.
Personal Life of Dwight Howard
About his personal life, though Dwight is unmarried, he has come into the limelight for dating many girls. He has dated several high profile celebrities. He became in an open relationship with eight girls. Moreover, he has five children from five different girls.
Firstly, he dated Royce Reed, a cheer girl of “Orlando Magic”. They had a child together, Braylon in 2007. Later, the couple separated. Then, in 2010, he had a child named Jayde born in 2010, from Alexa. Likewise, in 2013, he fathered two babies; Christine Vest from Trey, and David from Mellisa Rios. He has a next daughter Layla from Tiffany Render.
Besides, Dwight also got into an investigation for the accuse of hitting his son, Braylon, with a belt. The mother of the Braylon, Royce Reed charged Dwight. However, Dwight won a slander judgment.
Dwight Howard has been able to earn massive popularity from his amazing professional career. Likewise, along with gaining name and fame, he has also accumulated a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $140 million, as of 2020.
Besides, he has a farm in North Georgia. His net worth also includes a white Ferrari FF and a silver and white Bentley Mulsanne. Likewise, he also has an exciting collection of guns.