Dwight Howard - Bio, Net Worth, NBA, Draft, Current Team, Contract, Trade, Lakers Return, News, Stats, Jersey, Injury, Salary, Wife, Kids, Age, Height
Dwight Howard is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Asociation(NBA). Howard's successful professional career started after he joined "Orlando Magic" and played for eight long years. Howard, being 8 times NBA All-star, is counted among the top three players in the league.
- The all-time NBA champion, Dwight Howard is about to get signed back to his previous club, "Los Angeles Lakers" as reported on 18th August 2019.
- The Lakers are expected to request permission soon to speak to Howard.
Dwight Howard Famous For?
- Howard is famous as the top center basketball player of the NBA having the title of "All-Star", "All-NBA Team honoree", "All-Defensive Team member", and "Defensive Player of the Year".
Dwight Howard's Early Life: Birth Date/ Parents/ Education?
Dwight Howard was born on December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia, US. His birth name is Dwight David Howard. His nationality is American. His ethnicity is African- American with Sagittarius as his zodiac sign.
Howard was born to Dwight Howard Sr.(father) and Sheryl Howard(mother). His father was a state-level basketball player and his mother also played basketball in her college.
Howard is referred to as a miracle child as he was the only one alive among the seven miscarriages his mother had before. He has two siblings: a sister TaShanda and a brother Jahaziel.
Howard attended the 'Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy'. At the age of 9, he had started to play basketball 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.
Howard was widely known as the best American high school basketball player. He then made his decision to drop out of college and focus on his career.
Dwight Howard's Career: All-Time NBA Champ?
- Dwight Howard kicked off his professional career after he was selected by "Orlando Magic" in the 2004 NBA Draft.
- He became the youngest player ever to score 21 points and 20 rebounds in the match against Charlotte Bobcats in November 2005.
- His team reached the 2006 Rookie Challenge of NBA All-Star Weekend and scored 26 rebounds against "Philadelphia 76ers" which was the highest in his career.
- He was named to the "All-NBA First Team" for the first time and was also named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in the 2007-08 season.
- He won the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and became the youngest player to ever achieve the NBA defensive player of the Year Award on 21 April 2009.
- On August 10, 2012, he was traded to Los Angeles Lakers were, he won the NBA All-Star and All-NBA Third Team selections of 2013.
- He left Lakers and joined Houston Rockets on 13 July 2013 and played till June 2016.
- On July 12, 2016, Howard signed a three-year contract of $70 million with the Atlanta Hawks.
- He was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in 2017 NBA draft and he became the first Charlotte player with four consecutive 15-rebound games.
- He was traded to Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov on July 6, 2018.
- He also became one of the six players to average a double-double in each of his 13 seasons in the league.
- On July 12, 2018, Howard signed with the Washington Wizards and he exercised his $5.6 million player option to play with the Wizards.
- On July 6, 2019, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward C.J. Miles.
- He was named to the 2006–2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program.
- He has also appeared in a Chinese film "Amazing" as well as in a commercial for the video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3".
Dwight Howard's Personal Life: Dating/ Children?
Dwight Howard is not married yet. However, he is the father of five children with five different women. He has three sons: Braylon, Trey and David and two daughters: Jade and Layla.
His son, Braylon, was born to his ex-girlfriend, Royce Reed. Reed is the former cheer girl for "Orlando Magic".
Dwight was charged with hitting his son with a belt. His justification was rejected by the court and he was penalized for the same.
Dwight Howard's Net Worth: Earning?
The 32-year-old eight-time NBA All-Star, Dwight Howard has an estimated net worth of $140 million. He makes a healthy amount through his club and contracts. He has an annual salary of $23.5 million with about $3.5 million endorsement deals.
Howard is living a luxurious lifestyle with his wife and children.
Dwight Howard's Body Measurements: Height/ Weight?
The tall and dark, Dwight Howard has a well maintained athletic body posture. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. 11inches(2.11m). He has a body weight of 120kg(265 pounds). He has 18 US as his shoe size.
He has a dark complexion with black hair and dark brown eyes.