Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Basketball Player

Dwight David Howard II is an American professional basketball player for the Taoyuan Leopards of the T1 League. He is an NBA champion, eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

Full Name
Dwight David Howard II
Dec 8, 1985
6′ 10″
Net Worth


Dwight David Howard was born on December 8, 1985 in Atlanta Georgia. He is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He is a nine-time All-Star and eight-time All-NBA team selection, as well as a five-time All-Defensive team member. He has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award three times and was named the NBA rebounding leader twice. 

Howard began playing basketball at an early age and attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, where he led his high school team to several state championships. After graduating from high school, he decided to forego college eligibility and enter the 2004 NBA draft; he was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. In his debut season with the Magic, he averaged a double-double and earned many honors, including being named to the All-Rookie Team and becoming the youngest player to ever be selected to play in an NBA All-Star Game. During Howard's tenure with Orlando, he helped lead them to their first playoff appearance in four seasons. 

In 2012, Howard made headlines when he requested a trade from Orlando; he was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August 2012 and then signed with his hometown Atlanta Hawks in 2016. In 2017, Howard joined his fourth franchise when he signed with Charlotte Hornets before joining Houston Rockets in 2019. On February 17th 2021, Dwight set a new record for most rebounds grabbed by a center in history surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 23,924 rebounds.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dwight Howard is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 8, 1985, Dwight Howard was born in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">High School Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Howard is named the National High School Player of the Year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Overall Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dwight is selected first overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Defensive Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Howard wins his first Defensive Player of the Year Award and is selected to the All-Star team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Los Angeles Lakers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dwight is traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four team deal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Atlanta Hawks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Jarrett Jack and Mike Muscala.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Los Angeles Lakers Once Again</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a one year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2019 season.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Elite Defensive Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwight Howard is one of the best defenders in the NBA. He has exceptional defensive abilities, and he is always a threat to any offensive player that comes his way. He uses his size and strength to make it difficult for opponents to score against him.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwight Howard is a great leader on and off the court. He is always willing to help out his teammates and support them when times are tough. His leadership skills have helped the teams he plays on become better, and they often look up to him as their leader.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's All About Fun</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwight Howard loves having fun. Whether it’s playing basketball, doing charity work, or just hanging out with friends, Dwight knows how to make every moment count. His positive attitude and enthusiasm for life make him a great person to be around.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player to Win 3 High School Titles</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwight Howard is the first player to win three consecutive high school basketball titles. He won all three of his championships at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Youngest Player to Join the NBA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwight Howard became the youngest player to join the NBA when he was drafted in 2004 at the age of 18.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Selected for 8 All Star Appearances</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwight Howard has been selected for eight All-Star appearances, most recently in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympics</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwight Howard was part of the USA team that won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has His Own Line of Shoes</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwight Howard has his own line of shoes called "D12" which are produced by Peak Sport Products.</p></div>


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