Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Pacific Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southwest Division: Dwight..." January 18

  • Dwight Howard’s second act with the Lakers has been ‘pure joy’ for both sides

    Los Angeles Times "Before he settled himself into a chair to face the reporters who waited around his locker, Dwight Howard decided he needed a fresh towel. The path between his chair and the shower area was a straight line across the room, but he didn’t take the direct route. He twirled and did a pirouette..." January 15

  • Dwight Howard Reveals He Has 25 Snakes At Home

    Clutch Points "After the Los Angeles Lakers took care of the Detroit Pistons at the Staples Center and every player had cleared out of the Lakers’ locker room, veteran center Dwight Howard spoke to the media for about 10 minutes about several different topics. Howard talked about playing on a..." January 09

  • Dwight Howard To Participate In 2020 Slam Dunk Contest

    Real GM Basketball "Dwight Howard will participate int he 2020 Slam Dunk Contest in Chicago. " January 06

  • Lakers’ star Anthony Davis reacts to teammates Dwight Howard, Alex Caruso getting All-Star votes

    Clutch Points "When you think of possible All-Star players out of the Los Angeles Lakers, you’d only consider Anthony Davis and LeBron James as possible candidates. However, the will of an NBA fan is quite hard to predict. After putting up a string of impressive performances this..." January 04

  • Lakers’ Dwight Howard becomes 9th player with 1,000 steals and 2,000 career blocks

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers veteran big man Dwight Howard had a quiet evening on Wednesday, as his side secured a 117-107 victory against the Phoenix Suns. The 34-year-old logged 16 minutes and finished with eight points, four rebounds, and a steal, as he provided some quality minutes off..." January 02

  • LeBron James Celebrates 35th Birthday with Lakers Players

    TMZ "LeBron James celebrated his 35th year on earth in grand fashion. LeBron's party was swanky -- black tie and gowns. It started at the famed Sunset Tower hotel on the Sunset Strip, and some of LeBron's teammates, including Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Jared..." December 31

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Had to let go of bitterness toward Magic and their fans

    ESPN "Having already made amends with one former fan base, as Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers faithful are embracing each other again, Howard looked to patch up another old relationship here Wednesday. "I think it takes everybody a while to get over things,..." December 12

  • Dwight Howard’s Alleged Ex Boyfriend Claps Back At Him Over Ghosting Claims

    Hot New Hip Hop "Over the last year, Dwight Howard has been unable to escape the rumors surrounding his personal life and sexual orientation. It was revealed near the end of 2018 that Howard had been having sexual relations with trans men although, at the time, it was all allegations coming from YouTube star..." December 09

  • Dwight Howard’s a force in new role with Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "The role that Dwight Howard now plays for the Lakers is not the part he played in years past when he was the central character. But what Howard is focused on, LeBron James said Tuesday night, is being comfortable in his new capacity. So while Howard came off the bench for..." December 05

  • Lakers’ Dwight Howard didn’t expect to be traded by Wizards

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard hardly suited up for the Washington Wizards. The veteran center played in just nine games due to an assortment of injuries, and despite having another year on his original contract, the Wizards shipped Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies. In spite of the..." December 02

  • Dwight Howard Claims Accuser Has Stopped Responding To Assault Case, Wants Judge To Rule On Countersuit

    Bossip "NBA star Dwight Howard has asked a judge to rule in his favor in an assault case after his social media star accuser abruptly stopped responding to the suit. Howard filed court docs this week asking for summary judgment against Masin Elije because the..." November 25

  • Kobe Bryant reconnects with Dwight Howard in rare Staples Center appearance

    Yahoo! Sports "Kobe Bryant picked a good Los Angeles Lakers game for his first visit to Staples Center in a while. Making a rare post-retirement appearance at the arena in which he played the vast majority of his NBA career, Bryant was on hand to watch the Lakers dominate the Atlanta..." November 18

  • Three Things to Know: Carmelo Anthony could learn from Dwight Howard about grabbing last chance

    NBC Sports "1) Carmelo Anthony has got his last chance, can he grab it like Dwight Howard has his? He got one last opportunity. It came in an unexpected place, but that didn’t matter because this was it — things work out here or his NBA career ends now. Be in shape, accept your..." November 16

  • Dwight Howard Sounds Off on Lakers Fans Ripping Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s Poor Play On The Court

    Total Pro Sports "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is having a rough start to the 2019-2020 season. The Los Angeles Lakers bench player is averaging just 5.3 points on 35.8% shooting from the field, including a miserable 22.7% from behind the arc on 19 minutes per game. His defense has been stellar, but it has..." November 15

  • Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee Spoke About Fighting Shaquille O’Neal

    Silver Screen And Roll "Shaquille O’Neal has developed the habit as an analyst of finding a player and targeting them repeatedly as he sees fit. First, with Dwight Howard, it was because Howard... used... his nickname? Then, JaVale McGee became a favorite subject of “Shaqtin’ A..." November 13

  • Watch: Dwight Howard sings ‘I love LA’ in tunnel after win over Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Following a 95-80 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night at the STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard, who scored just two points on 1-of-2 shooting and a -10 differential, was caught on camera singing “I love L.A.” on his way back to the locker..." November 09

  • Dwight Howard's 'Thought About Dunk Contest,' But Focus Is On Lakers

    TMZ "It's been 11 years since Dwight Howard won the NBA Dunk Contest with that insane Superman slam ... and now DH says he's given serious thought to doing it AGAIN!!! "I thought about it. I'm getting my legs back. I feel young again," 33-year-old Howard..." November 09

  • Lakers have a steal in Dwight Howard

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers may have a steal in… Dwight Howard? Yes, Dwight Howard. For the past handful of years, as Dwight Howard bounced from franchise to franchise — Houston to Atlanta to Charlotte to Washington, with fans cheering his exit in each city — the sentiment from..." November 05

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard has only missed five shots in six games

    CBS Sports "Expectations weren't high when the Lakers brought Dwight Howard back for a second stint in Los Angeles, and for good reason. Now 33 years old, Howard played just nine games last season due to various injuries, and teams haven't been able to get rid of him fast..." November 04

  • Ex-coach Stan Van Gundy praises Dwight Howard amid resurgent start to season

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard is getting some praise from a very unlikely source in the wake of his strong start to the season for the Los Angeles Lakers. In an appearance Monday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Stan Van Gundy, who infamously coached Howard on the Orlando Magic, praised his former..." November 04

  • Dwight Howard's Superstar Days Are Over, but He's 'Superman' to LeBron James, Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Not every NBA All-Star recognizes superstardom isn't forever. It may be why Carmelo Anthony doesn't currently have a roster spot or why Allen Iverson's career died out prematurely once he left his prime. Vince Carter is in his 22nd season because he embraced..." November 04

  • Dwight Howard’s Surprising Second Act is as a Lakers Fan Favorite

    SI "There’s nothing normal about Dwight Howard’s second stint with the Lakers. The simple fact that Howard is wearing the purple and gold again is an odd sight, not to mention him ditching the No. 12 jersey he made famous in favor of No. 39. Then there’s the visual of..." October 28

  • Social Media Thinks Dwight Howard Stuck His Finger up Georges Niang’s Butt

    12 Up "Dwight Howard is definitely not the player he used to be when he was dominating the paint with the Orlando Magic. I guess he's trying to be an enforcer, but he has a weird way of doing it. Take a look at Howard during Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz. He..." October 28

  • JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard Need to be Better for the Lakers

    Heavy "Coming into their opening night matchup with the Clippers, the general consensus was that the Lakers’ big men would have a leg up on the Clippers’ unit consisting of Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac. Given that JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard are..." October 24

  • Dwight Howard Puts His Insane Dedication on Full Display After Lakers Game

    Sports Gossip "Dwight Howard is serious about resurrecting his career now that he’s on his second go around with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He’s putting in the extra work to try to make the necessary improvements in his efficiency from the line. Last night following the Los..." October 17

  • Dwight Howard's Presence Will Be Reminder of What's at Stake for Lakers, Anthony Davis

    Bleacher Report " Dwight Howard is just a bit player on the 2019-20 Los Angeles Lakers, but his presence on the roster is a not-so-subtle reminder of the team's stakes surrounding All-Star forward Anthony Davis. Both have been elite big men, acquired by the Lakers at great cost..." October 15

  • Dwight Howard would intentionally whiff on screens if next option was him posting up

    Yahoo! Sports "Dwight Howard‘s teams have repeatedly celebrated his departure. Why? John Hollinger of The Athletic: Multiple sources indicated that in at least one recent stop, Howard would intentionally whiff on screens if he knew the next option was a post up for..." October 10

  • Dwight Howard Denies Having ‘Unprotected Sex’ At Transgender Parties

    Sports Gossip "Dwight Howard says his accuser doesn’t have an ounce of evidence in his lawsuit claims,  including that the NBA star was “in everyone raw” at “transgender sex parties.” The Los Angeles Lakers big man has asked a judge to rule in his favor in a..." October 04

  • Dwight Howard has been impressive in Lakers camp, Frank Vogel says

    Sporting News "Dwight Howard hasn't been a Laker for long, but he's already impressing his coach and teammates.  The eight-time All-Star signed with Los Angeles in free agency and wants to do everything he can to help the Lakers improve this season. First-year coach Frank Vogel said..." October 02

  • Dwight Howard Says Lakers Could Be The League’s “Best Defensive Team” In 2019-20 Season

    Talk Basket "The Los Angeles Lakers big man and a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard, shared his thoughts about team’s defense:   Dwight Howard tasked with setting physical tone at first practices. October 01

  • JaVale McGee & Dwight Howard Bringing Intensity to Lakers’ Practices

    Heavy "Big man JaVale McGee is coming off an excellent season for the Los Angeles Lakers and figures to once again play a major role for the purple and gold. When healthy, McGee proved to be an interior force last season as he averaged over two blocks per game while functioning as an..." October 01

  • Rob Pelinka addresses Dwight Howard signing

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers signed DeMarcus Cousins back in July, but after Cousins tore his ACL during an offseason workout in August, the Lakers found themselves very thin up front. To address that problem, Los Angeles decided to bring back an old friend in Dwight Howard, who spent one..." September 27

  • Dwight Howard reacts to Kobe Bryant saying he’s ready to succeed in second Lakers stint

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard recently joined Shams Charania of Stadium to discuss his return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Amid their discussion, Howard reacted to Kobe Bryant’s confidence in his second stint with the team. Bryant believes his former teammate is ready to succeed in his..." September 26

  • Dwight Howard says he has been inspired by the play of Draymond Green

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard continues to say all the right things. Which is both irrelevant — it’s about actions, not words — and has been enough to win over first Jason Kidd then the Lakers organization (to a degree, he doesn’t have a guaranteed..." September 25

  • Lakers’ JaVale McGee believes 1-2 punch with Dwight Howard will be real trouble for opponents

    International Business Times "Los Angeles Lakers were forced to sign veteran center Dwight Howard after they lost DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL in his knee during the offseason. The latter is not expected to return to the court for the 2019-20 season and Anthony Davis made it clear that power forward was his preferred..." September 20

  • Dwight Howard Explains How Thanos Inspired Him to Buy a Purple Rolls Royce

    Complex "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..." September 12

  • Dwight Howard Says He's 'Never Been a Bad Teammate'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard went on In Depth with Graham Bensinger and expressed his dismay over perceptions that he's a bad teammate. "The one thing that I really hated was just hearing people say that I was a cancer in the locker room or I'm not..." September 12

  • Kobe Bryant believes Dwight Howard is ‘ready’ to help Lakers win the title

    Lakers Nation "The NBA is widely viewed as the most entertaining league in all of professional sports and it was no different during the 2019 offseason headlined by the Los Angeles Lakers. In a landscape-changing move, the Lakers traded for Anthony Davis and numerous All-Star players teamed up to..." September 10

  • Dwight Howard Is in Absolutely Insane Shape for Lakers Return

    The Big Lead "Dwight Howard has been trying to make nice with the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans as he will return to the court for the organization this season. While words are nice, Howard’s commitment to getting into fantastic shape cannot be denied. Howard has been working with Lakers..." September 10

  • Derrick Rose Tells Dwight Howard To Be Patient On Return From “Rock Bottom”

    Fadeaway World "If there’s anyone who knows how to rebound from the bottom, it’s Derrick Rose. Following a dominant MVP season, the young guard suffered a devastating ACL injury that sidelined him for the entirety of the 2012-13 season. A string of additional injuries followed, with each taking a..." September 09

  • Is Dwight Howard Worth The Risk?

    Basketball Insiders "After a tumultuous summer, the Los Angeles Lakers season was always going to be interesting. Given the roster turnover, it’s hard not to look at their situation with a bit of fascination or skepticism. But, with the arrival (or, perhaps more appropriately, the return) of Dwight..." September 08

  • Dwight Howard Thanks Los Angeles for Giving Him 2nd Chance Ahead of Lakers Return

    12 Up "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (yes, this is indeed 2019, not 2012) had a message to the Lakers organization and its fans with the NBA regular season just over six weeks away. After signing on for his second stint in Hollywood, Howard reached out to the organization and..." September 06

  • Shaq Calls Lakers’ Dwight Howard ‘The Missing Link’

    Heavy "The rivalry between Shaq and Dwight Howard goes back to Howard’s early years with the Magic – specifically when he tried to adopt the “Superman” monicker for himself. Considered one of Shaq’s many nicknames, the elder big man didn’t take kindly to..." September 05

  • Dwight Howard Is Looking Forward To ‘A Fresh Start’ With The Lakers

    Dime Magazine "It’s a familiar story. The Los Angeles Lakers were giddy after landing arguably the best center in the NBA, a formidable shot-blocker and all-around dominant athlete who they believed would push them back over the hump in terms competing for another championship. No, we’re..." September 05

  • Lakers’ Dwight Howard claims he had time to reflect, ‘become one with myself’

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard is back for his second go-around with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he insists he is a different person now than he was seven years ago when he began his first disastrous stint with the club. During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Howard had this to..." September 04

  • Dwight Howard working on his 3-point shot

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is working on his 3-point shot this summer. Yes, you read that right. The new Lakers big man posted a video of him shooting 3-pointers on his Instagram live account. This is actually kind of sad to watch. Dwight Howard used to be the..." August 31

  • Charles Oakley says it’s embarrassing Dwight Howard got signed before Carmelo Anthony

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says Carmelo Anthony's gotta be bummed to see Dwight Howard join his best friend LeBron James on the Lakers ... telling TMZ Sports "it's embarrassing for Carmelo" to remain unsigned. Melo's status in the league has been one of the biggest topics..." August 31

  • Frank Vogel: Dwight Howard understands he will be 'more of a role player'

    Yardbarker "An ACL injury to DeMarcus Cousins created an opening for a big man on the Lakers’ roster, which has been — at least temporarily — filled by Dwight Howard. The veteran center, who has bounced around the league, returned to the Lakers on a one-year,..." August 31

  • Dwight Howard Knows Lakers Gig is 'Last Chance' ... Says Matt Barnes

    TMZ "L.A. is Dwight Howard's final shot at returning to NBA dominance and he knows it ... so says Matt Barnes, who tells TMZ Sports it's "time to put the bullsh*t to the side" and get back to business. Of course, it's been over 6 years since Howard's disastrous..." August 31