Dwight Howard - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Dwight Howard


Howard will play for Lakers when NBA resumes in Orlando

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:49 PM

After initial apprehensions on the league restart, Lakers center Dwight Howard now plans to mix his team goals with his activism

CAMPAIGN CONTINUES. Dwight Howard says he’ll donate his restart salary to charity. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers’ Dwight Howard mourning loss of son's mother

May 16, 2020 - 10:46 AM

‘It's extremely difficult for me to try to understand how to talk to my son,’ says Howard

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against him in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 22, 2020 in New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Heartbroken Dwight reveals dunk contest plans with Kobe

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:19 PM

Dwight Howard had hoped to team up with Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest just 3 days before the tragic death of the Lakers legend

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Dwight Howard returns to Slam Dunk event at NBA All-Stars

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Best remembered for wearing a Superman cape in one slam jam spectacle, Dwight Howard returns to the All-Stars slam dunk contest after 11 years

STUNT MAN. At 34, Dwight Howard still hopes to put on a show. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA stars dress up for Halloween

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:57 PM

LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Paul George steal the Halloween spotlight with their costumes

HALLOWEEN KING. LeBron James takes Halloween seriously. Photo from Instagram/@kingjames

Dwight Howard joining Lakers

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Despite talks that Dwight Howard has always been a negative presence in the locker room, the Lakers want the eight-time NBA All-Star on board

COMEBACK. Dwight Howards returns to the Lakers after 6 years to fill the void left by injured DeMarcus Cousins. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Injury-hit Lakers to look at Howard, Noah

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Veteran big men Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard get workout invites as the Lakers brace for the absence of DeMarcus Cousins

VETERAN PRESENCE. The Lakers check out if the seasoned duo of Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard can fit in. Photos by AFP

Lakers eye Dwight Howard with Noah also available

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Dwight Howard is set to meet the Los Angeles Lakers, who are seeking a center after DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury

LOCKED ON. Dwight Howard is given a chance to discuss with the Los Angeles Lakers who are missing a center due to DeMarcus Cousins' injury. File photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Dwight Howard out 2-3 months after back surgery

Dec 01, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year had already missed 12 games this season

STRUGGLING. Dwight Howard has only played in 9 games for the Washington Wizards this season. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

NBA record watch: LeBron, Curry due for big milestones

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

LeBron James and Steph Curry lead the NBA superstars poised to set new milestones this season

SIZZLING CURRY. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry could crack the top 3 of the NBA’s all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA journeyman Howard set to join Wizards

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The 15-year veteran is set to move to Washington from the Brooklyn Nets, who acquired him just last month from the Charlotte Hornets

ON THE MOVE. Dwight Howard is headed to his 5th NBA team. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Charlotte ships Dwight Howard to Brooklyn

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The Hornets trade the star center to the Nets for Timefey Mozgov and two second-round picks

HEAD-SCRATCHER. Dwight Howard, who’s enjoying a career resurgence with averages of 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds, heads to his 4th team in 4 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Howard cracks 30-30 mark in Hornets' win over Nets

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Kevin Love was the last who made the feat with 31 points and 31 rebounds for Minnesota in a 2010 victory over New York

30-30. Dwight Howard #12 of the Charlotte Hornets works toward the basket against Jarrett Allen #31 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second quarter during their game at Barclays Center on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Howard shines as Hawks halt skid

Dec 08, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Howard registers a double double and limits the Heat s Hassan Whiteside in the Hawks win

FLYING HIGH. Dwight Howard is feeling at home with his hometown team. Photo by Kevin C Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Hawks flying high with Dwight Howard in hometown fold

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Dwight Howard turns in two points and 7 rebounds but his presence in the middle inspires a strong team effort in a blowout win over the 76ers

FLYING HIGH. Dwight Howard is feeling at home with his hometown team. Photo by Kevin C Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'Linsanity' returns to New York as free agency opens

Jul 02, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Jeremy Lin returns to New York after signing with Brooklyn while Joakim Noah heads to the Knicks and Dwight Howard joins the Hawks

AND ONE. Jeremy Lin was feeling it in Charlotte against the 76ers. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Nowitzki, Howard opt out of deals to become free agents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Nowitzki has a 8 7 million offer for next season to stay with the Mavericks while Howard informs the Rockets he will decline a 23 2 million player option

OPT OUT. Two big men, Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets (L) and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks (R), opt out of their respective contracts ahead of NBA free agency. Photos by JOHN G. MABANGLO and ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

Rockets and Pelicans to play in China next October

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:32 PM

It will be the Rockets fourth trip to China after visits in 2004 2010 and 2013 while the Pelicans will make their first trip to China

HEADED TO CHINA. The Houston Rockets, the team which Yao Ming once played for, will perform in China against Anthony Davis' New Orleans Pelicans. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets center Howard suspended for striking ref's arm

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:04 PM

The NBA suspended Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for one game on Tuesday for striking the arm of a referee

SUSPENDED. Dwight Howard will watch the Rockets' next game on TV. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Dwight Howard detained after gun found in carry-on bag

Sep 03, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Howard was questioned and the gun was eventually seized by airport authorities before they allowed him to board a later flight

ROCKET IN HIS POCKET. Dwight Howard was briefly detained but won't be charged with a crime. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Curry scores 40 as Warriors blow out Rockets for 3-0 series lead

May 24, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The Warriors dominate from start to finish on the Rockets homecourt

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots against Houston Rockets guard James Harden. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Rockets center Dwight Howard hopes to play in game two

May 21, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Dwight Howard said he hopes that his sore left knee which he hurt in opener of the NBA Western Conference finals won t prevent him from playing in game two

Dwight Howard spent much of game one watching from the sidelines. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Harden refuses to dwell on Game 1 loss against Warriors

May 20, 2015 - 2:37 PM

James Harden isn t letting a Game one setback against the Warriors derail the Rockets for the rest of the Western Conference Finals

ROCKETS DEFUSED. James Harden and the Rockets let game one slip away from them. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA wRap: Paul-less Clips win, Bulls steal home game vs Cavs

May 05, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Higher seeded teams fail to register wins as Los Angeles and Chicago play inspired ball games away from their home floor

HOME GAMES STOLEN. Derrick Rose, taking a shot over LeBron James (L), drops 25 as Bulls win over Cavs while Blake Griffin (R), records a triple double as Clips down Rockets. Photos from the NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Spurs run over Clippers to take series lead

Apr 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard showed he is more than just a defensive stopper scoring 32 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 2 1 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers

Kawhi Leonard had another big night against the Clippers. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

NBA wRap: LeBron carries Cavaliers past Celtics

Apr 22, 2015 - 2:44 PM

After a 30 point playoff debut from Kyrie Irving it s King James turn to score 30 as he leads Cleveland to a 2 0 series lead over Boston

AGGRESSIVE KING. Cleveland's LeBron James (R), seen here taking a jumper over Boston's Jae Crowder (L), was in attack mode on offense in Game 2 of their playoff series vs the Celtics. Photo from the NBA's Official Facebook page

DeRozan scores 42 as Raptors bring down Rockets

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Demar DeRozan also pulls down 11 rebounds as Toronto take down Houston who lost defensive guard Patrick Beverley to injury for the rest of the season

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (L) celebrates after making a basket with teammate Kyle Lowry (R). File photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves

Mar 28, 2015 - 1:40 PM

James Harden continues to play at an MVP level scoring 33 points to lead the Rockets past the Timberwolves

MVP? James Harden's offensive onslaught carries the Houston Rockets to a playoff berth. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Rockets' Harden hits 44, Pacers lose sixth in a row

Mar 24, 2015 - 4:40 PM

MVP candidate James Harden follows up his 50 point explosion with a 44 point output as the Rockets gear up for the playoff push

Kobe explains why he didn’t get along with Dwight

Feb 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Kobe Bryant s tough love approach does not match Dwight Howard s perception of what a winning team should be

DIFFERENT APPROACH. Kobe Bryant (L) and Dwight Howard (R) didn't see eye-to-eye on what a winning team should be. Photos by EPA

Nets' Garnett tossed after head-butting Howard

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:55 PM

20 year NBA veteran Kevin Garnett was in the game a little over 4 minutes before he was ejected

HEAD BUTT. Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett (R) head butts Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard after getting tangled in the paint. Screenshot from YouTube.com/TheBrooklynGame

Cavs trade for Mozgov, lose vs Rockets

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The Cavaliers trades 2 first round picks for center Timofey Mozgov to plug the hole in the middle left by the injured Anderson Varejao

NEW CAVALIER. The Cleveland Cavaliers give up 2 first round picks to acquire Timofey Mozgov (C) from the Denver Nuggets. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Josh Smith to join Houston Rockets

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:44 PM

Versatile forward Josh Smith commits to join the Houston Rockets to play alongside All Stars Dwight Howard and James Harden

BACK IN RED. Josh Smith, seen here wearing the Atlanta Hawks' red jersey, will once again wear red threads when he officially joins the Houston Rockets. Photo by Mike Ivins/EPA

Detroit Pistons waive Josh Smith

Dec 23, 2014 - 11:26 AM

The Pistons say they are shifting priorities and now teams like Houston Dallas and Sacramento are lining up to acquire the versatile forward

RELEASED. Josh Smith, seen here driving vs Hawks defenders Al Horford and DeMarre Caroll, is waived by the Detroit Pistons. Photo by Erik Lesser/EPA

Grizzlies' growl stronger than Rockets' lift off

Nov 18, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Memphis remains undefeated on their home floor and improves to 10 1 after man handling Houston

Mike Conley, seen here diving for the ball, leads the Grizzlies' rout of the Rockets. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

NBA wRap: New Orleans sets records, Duncan milestone

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The Pelicans could do no wrong in a win vs the Tmberwolves while Tim Duncan scores 25 000th point of his career

NEAR-PERFECT. Jrue Holiday, seen here attacking the basket, shoots 9/10 from the field in their game vs Minnesota. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA wRap: Blazers' 84 points in first half

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:25 PM

The last time any team scored that much in the first half was during March 25 2011 when Golden State led against Toronto

Damian Lillard, seen here driving vs Utah's Trey Burke, scores 27 points on 4/5 shooting fron downtown. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Rockets rip Timberwolves in Mexico City for 7th win

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:55 PM

James Harden scores 23 and Dwight Howard adds 22 for the Rockets in just the league s second ever regular season game in Mexico City

LIFTOFF. James Harden's 23 points and 10 assists helped Houston win the NBA's second ever regular season game in Mexico City. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Dwight takes flight as Rockets remain unbeaten

Nov 07, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Dwight Howard takes flight on 6 alley oop plays and dominates the paint with 32 points and 16 rebounds

DOMINANT. Dwight Howard was a beast in the paint in their game against the Spurs. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

WATCH: Kobe Bryant calls Dwight Howard 'soft' in heated confrontation

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Kobe and Dwight are still not on friendly terms

NOT FRIENDLY. Kobe Bryant (left) and Dwight Howard get in a tussle during the Lakers' first regular season NBA game. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

WebHits: Mean tweets - NBA edition

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM

NBA players read and respond to mean tweets directed at them

Lin scores 21 as Rockets stay alive with win over Trail Blazers

May 01, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Lin scored 21 while Dwight Howard dropped 22 and 18 rebounds to keep the Rockets alive LaMarcus Aldridge was held to just 8 points

ROCKETS TAKE OFF. Houston Rockets player Jeremy Lin (C) goes to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers players Robin Lopez (L) and LaMarcus Aldridge (R) during Game 5. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Late rookie heroics lift Rockets over Blazers

Apr 26, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Troy Daniels hit a three pointer in the closing seconds of overtime to lift the Houston Rockets to a 121 116 win over Portland

ROCKETS FINALLY LIFT OFF. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (R) drives on Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews (L). Harden finished with 37 points. Photo by Steve DiPaola/EPA

NBA says referee botched call in Rockets loss

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:01 AM

The league admits that the referee blew a late call against the Rockets Dwight Howard that allowed Portland to seal Game 1 Watch for yourself

The NBA admits that the refs blew a call against Dwight Howard in Game 1. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Aldridge explodes for 46 as Blazers beat Houston

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:46 PM

All star forward Aldridge exploded for a Portland playoff record 46 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 122 120 overtime win over the Houston Rockets

BLAZED. LaMarcus Aldridge lets out a growl after scoring two of his 46 points against the Rockets. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Brooklyn Nets clinch playoff spot with Houston win

Apr 02, 2014 - 1:15 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are heading back to the playoffs after winning their franchise best 14th straight home game

THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. Paul Pierce and the Brooklyn Nets will make another postseason run after clinching a spot by beating the Rockets on Tuesday night. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

NBA: What Patrick Beverley’s injury means to the Rockets

Mar 29, 2014 - 4:03 AM

Columnist Naveen Ganglani analyzes the impact that Rockets guard Patrick Beverley s meniscus injury will have on Houston heading into the playoffs

OUT OF COMMISSION. Rockets guard Patrick Beverley may not put up gawdy numbers, but his energy and tenacity will be missed by Houston heading into the playoffs. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/EPA

NBA: 76ers tie losing streak record at 26

Mar 28, 2014 - 3:47 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers tied the National Basketball Association record of 26 consecutive losses after being hammered 120 98 by the Houston Rockets on Thursday

LEGENDARY LOSERS. The Philadelphia 76ers have tied the NBA's record for longest losing streak. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA

WATCH: Cousins suspended, fined for punch, ref abuse

Feb 28, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was suspended one game without pay and fined 20 000 for separate incidents in a loss to Houston the NBA announced on Thursday

KNOCKOUT GAME. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will sit out a game for punching Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and abusing referees. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

WATCH: Jeremy Lin revives Linsanity with first triple-double

Feb 02, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin evoked memories of his magical two month Cinderella story with the Knicks in 2012 on Saturday night notching his first career triple double in a Rocket win

LINSANITY. Jeremy Lin scored his first triple-double as the Rockets defeated the Cavs. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA