Dwight Howard is the owner of a purple car, and while the logical interpretation behind that color choice would be to show his allegiance to his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers (in his second go-round with the organization), that isn’t the case. 

The color of his car is actually meant to resemble the skin color of his favorite Marvel character, Thanos. Back in July, Howard appeared on FS1’s Fair Game with Kristine Leahy. While there, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year shared the story behind meeting the man who plays the Mad Titan, Josh Brolin, on the same flight headed to the Avengers: Endgame premiere.