Kw-logo-holiday

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...

Have your say...

What do you think of Superman? Let us know in the comments below...

 

>

readers voted!

Comments

rithma

rithma wrote:

ttyl
commented: Sun Sep 22, 2013

rithma

rithma wrote:

lol
commented: Sun Sep 22, 2013

rithma

rithma wrote:

haha
commented: Sun Sep 22, 2013

there are 9 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

Durantpoll

Who will be the NBA's biggest star?

  • Greg Oden.
  • Kevin Durant.
  • Yi Jianlian.
  • Neither.

related stories

Micro_history-of-baskertball-micro
Basketball has come a long way. The game has evolved from an awkward dorky game with no dribbling...
Micro_shannon_micro
It didn’t happen during a slam dunk contest, where players whip out their fanciest moves without ...
Some celebrities go to sporting events just for show, but others are true fans. We take a look at...
Micro_dwight_micro
The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard might be the NBA's next great superstar. Read this biography on...

Sports in the forums

ds8kw
My favorite football team is the Giants!! :angel they are doing sooooo bad this season but i still love them!!!  :angel
reply about 6 hours
blackveilbrides15
I like cheerleading  friend 
reply 4 days
nadialovesyou123
sort of not really
reply 4 days
nadialovesyou123
ya they should
reply 4 days
blackveilbrides15
It is fun 
reply 5 days

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...