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Dwight Howard Fun Facts

Apr 30, 2013

Dwight Howard has had a long great NBA career full of ups and... ups! He's one of the most beloved NBA Superstars because of his great personality and smile so let's have a little bit of fun with him. Here are some Fun Facts about Dwight Howard!

Fun Facts:

  • Born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • His high school was SW Atlanta Christian Academy
  • He is 6'11" and 265 pounds
  • His shoe size is 22
  • Drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2004 1st pick overall. He was only 19 years old
  • Dwight picked to wear the number "12" because he reversed his favorite player Kevin Garnett's 21
  • Dwight started every game for his first 3 seasons with the Magic
  • In 2007, Dwight finished the season as the #1 rebounder in the NBA, passing Kevin, his rebounding idol
  • Dwight needs to improve at the Free Throw Line... only 57% shooting percentage when he gets fouled. For this reason, he is often targeted by the opposition for a hack-a-shaq strategy where the other team purposely fouls him so he'll miss
  • Dwight is the youngest player in the NBA to achieve get 1000 rebounds and currently he is the youngest player to get 9000.
  • Dwight Howard was nicknamed Superman for when he wore a Superman costume in the NBA slam-dunk contest in 2008 and WON!

Awesome Awards

Defensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCourtesy of the NBA
  • 3× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2009–2011)
  • 7× NBA All-Star (2007–2013)
  • 5× NBA rebounding leader (2008–2010, 2012–2013)
  • 2× NBA blocks leader (2009–2010)
  • 5× All-NBA First Team (2008–2012)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2007)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2012)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2005)
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2008)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2004)

Lakers Losing

Dwight played over 10 seasons with the Magic and he was finally traded to the LA Lakers to try and stack a team with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash to win a NBA Championship. However, things couldn't have gone worse. After the trade to the Lakers, the Lakers had their worst season since 2006 and the worst exit from the playoffs since 1967 getting swept 4 games straight.

Off the Court

Dwight has 5 kids and he loves getting involved with kids stuff. Just look at this clip from when he attended the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards...

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Deathwish27 posted in Basketball:
Kobe is a LEGEND.....                     LeBron is a soon to be legend 
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Deathwish27 posted in Basketball:
Kobe is a LEGEND.....                     LeBron is a soon to be legend 
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yes trying out for it
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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