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Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
Position: C
Born: 12/08/85
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $5,603,850
WNBPA executive director Terri Jackson pitched the idea to the union’s executive committee and they all supported the effort. Jackson then sought permission from Palmer to use Taylor’s name on jerseys and T-shirts, a gesture that endeared the WNBA’s plans with the family. They agreed proceeds from sales of the shirts could go toward a newly-established Breonna Taylor foundation. “It was just an idea that really took off,” McCoughtry said. “It was one of those things, you heard Dwight Howard, some other NBA players, say, ‘Oh, it’s a distraction,’ and that kind of stuff. And I was like, ‘It’s not a distraction. We can use our platform, to play. People look up to us, they listen, they’re fans. We can use this.’ You see (Dwight’s) out there now, playing. It goes to show, our platforms are powerful. We have to use them. And we have to be grateful that we have jobs and go out there and perform.”
As the Los Angeles Lakers take the court for their final of three scrimmages they will be without several of their key players, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, as they take on the Washington Wizards this afternoon. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel told reporters prior to the game that Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard will also sit out, joining the two Lakers stars in sitting out the final dress rehearsal before the Lakers start their seeding game schedule, beginning on Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Obviously, the Lakers will have more run for their reserves, such as Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith.
The Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has just got a gift from his rival. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard sent Howard some New Balance gear. Howard shared it via Instagram story, thanking Kawhi for the gear. The Lakers and Clippers are expected by many to meet in the Western Conference Finals. The two Los Angeles sides are currently occupying first and second places in the West.
Howard took to Instagram Live on Tuesday in an apparent effort to clear the air. “I do not want people out here lying and people on here trying to say stuff about me because of my (Instagram) Lives and stuff that’s going on,” Howard said. “Because I’ve seen some things online about this whole mask situation.” He proceeded to rail against an online aggregator, BallerAlert.com, as well as USA Today, MSN and Yahoo, saying he had never talked to reporters from any of those outlets. However, his recent social media posts and a video conference with reporters on Saturday provided ample material for publications to quote him.
Players around the NBA have joined together in calling for action in the death of Taylor since arriving for the season restart at the Walt Disney World Resort. Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris, Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard are among those drawing attention to the death of Taylor. Davis, and teammate Serge Ibaka, joined his peers in bringing her death front and center. We’re united right now. We’re just keeping the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers. That’s what I want to keep the focus on this week. It’s nothing against you guys — and I can answer all of you guys’ questions post-game or any time after we’re playing — but right now I just want to keep the focus on what’s really going on in the world. There’s a lot of social injustice going on and I just want to make sure that I’m doing the right thing and using my platform, as well as other athletes, to just continue with this thing, man. We all stand united. We might not all have to be on the same team but we’re still united in this league. I just want to keep the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers and just keep that going, man, because it’s still going on in the world.
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One of DC’s most intriguing properties has found a buyer. In January, former Washington Wizard Dwight Howard listed the 10,000 square-foot unit that he owns at the Pierce School on Maryland Avenue NE. Earlier this week, the top-floor residence went under contract. Shortly after signing a contract with the Wizards in 2018, Howard purchased the loft, but put it on the market for $2.475 million after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers last year.
Storyline: Real Estate
“They sanitize everything,” Howard said on an Instagram Live video he posted Sunday. “We’re getting tested every day. So, it’s not like we’re around anybody that can give it to us because we all get tested together. And so, we’re only around each other. We’re only around everybody that’s in the bubble. We don’t see any outsiders. We don’t have any contact with any outsiders. “So, I’m just … I understand the whole ‘wear a mask’ and all that stuff, so nobody is not trying to do anything out of order. But, you know, again, I understand that there always has to be some type of controversy somewhere. And I’m not in no controversy. You know what I’m saying? I get it. It’s some clickbait.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
In the nearly hourlong video, Howard repeatedly brought up the subject of masks, responding to comments that followers posted on his livestream. “I got a mask,” said Howard, whose face was uncovered while he broadcast from a laundry room. “I got extra masks in here to make sure now. Look, now: masks on top of masks. NBA masks.” The eight-time All-Star held a handful of masks to the camera. “Who wants an NBA mask? We ’bout to sell ’em on eBay,” he said with a laugh. “Well, not eBay … Amazon. Amazon NBA. We’re going to sell them.”
On Sunday, he was on IG Live, walking around in and outside without a mask. At one point during the video, it appears he answers a question from a fan who posted on IG. “Do I believe in vaccinations?” Howard said. “No, I don’t. That’s my personal opinion, but no, I don’t.” Just before that, he said, “I didn’t know that the coronavirus be flying through the air looking for people.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
On Friday, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said, “We all should be wearing masks in and around the hotel lobby. And the areas that we’re being asked to wear a mask, we should wear a mask. And he’s doing so now.” The NBA can issue other penalties. Each player is required to certify in writing that he will adhere to all protocols while on campus, according to the NBA’s health and safety document. “Failure or refusal to comply with the Protocols may subject a player to disciplinary action by the NBA or his team (but not both for the same act or conduct, pursuant to Article VI, Section 10 of the CBA), which may include a warning, fine, suspension, and/or removal from the campus,” it reads on the document. “Repeat offenders may be subject to enhanced discipline. Player challenges to any disciplinary action shall be made through the Grievance Arbitration process of the CBA.”
So on Saturday afternoon, when he spoke to reporters for the first time since entering the NBA’s campus in Florida, Howard chastised those who he felt had lost focus and those who had turned attention to him for what he feels are trivial reasons. “Breonna Taylor, the people who did the heinous incident against her, they’re still free,” Howard said. “They’re out there living their best life. Instead of worrying about if I have my mask on or not, that’s something we should be discussing. Why haven’t these people been brought in? Why haven’t they been charged for anything or even arrested for what they’ve done?
“Instead of the topics being about who’s not wearing a mask in the bubble, who was at the DJ party, who wasn’t, all of these things seem entertaining. But we’re not going to forget about what’s going on around our world. Those cops, one of the cops just posted a picture of himself at the beach. How could you have a conscience? You just killed somebody. And you’re out at the beach with women. You killed a woman. And you’re out at the beach with some more women having a good old time. You know, that’s not right. There’s families out there mourning, white and black who’ve been killed by cops. Been killed through different things. The topic of discussion is who doesn’t have a mask on and people snitching. Let’s not forget why we are here.”
On Saturday, Howard said he thought reporting him was pointless. “Everybody’s making a big deal out of it,” Howard said. “But I feel like we’re in the safest place in Orlando. We get tested every day. So, we’re only around each other. We get tested every day. We can’t practice with masks on. I personally don’t see a risk of us getting it during the time period that we’re here.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
Howard owns a home on a plot of land encompassing more than 700 acres in north Georgia. And on that land he has a farm where he keeps animals, including cows and pigs, and grows crops. He wants to give community youths a hands-on experience manning a farm themselves. “I want to teach these kids about agriculture, how to use the different utensils on the farm,” he said. “How to grow, plant, cultivate these different seeds and stuff like that. At my house this summer, I spent some time teaching my kids how to do a lot of different things, and we want to take that same concept and use it with these kids in the inner city.”
There was a time when Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard received adulation for wearing a cape in the dunk contest. Now he’s been disciplined for not wearing a mask in the NBA bubble. Howard said he was reported to the NBA Campus Hotline, set up to help protect players and staff participating in the league’s restart in Orlando, Florida, and received a warning for not covering his face with a mask. “Somebody told on me,” Howard said Wednesday in an Instagram Live post, broadcast to his 2.7 million followers.
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
The league’s first crack at sponsored entertainment for the players fell flat. On Saturday night, the NBA brought in three disc jockeys to spin records at poolside parties at each of the three Disney hotels housing players. Almost no one showed. “The first time I heard about the DJ thing was (Sunday),” Davis said. “Dwight (Howard) told me he was the only one there. I think, quite frankly, a lot of guys didn’t know about it. I know the NBA is trying to make this as comfortable as possible and as relaxing as possible for us, and just make everyone feel as home as possible.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble