His 16th came after an altercation Thursday with Udonis Haslem.Dwight Howard suspended one game after picking up 16th technical — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
The Golden State Warriors could have interest in Dwight Howard should be become available in free agency, a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania suggests. That’s only if he becomes available. According to Charania, Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers have a mutual interest in a new contract. The 6-foot-10 Howard, who will turn 35…Report: Warriors might be among teams interested in Dwight Howard — East Bay Times
Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard aren’t just here to collect Nuggets. They came to the Lakers for the treasures of June, now transferred to October. They’re following a rich NBA tradition: late-career miners, with a nose for gold. Howard again twisted the Miami Heat like salt water taffy in the first quarter of Game 2…Lakers Rondo and Howard are extending a long NBA Finals theme — Press Telegram
Starting Dwight Howard was a major reason why the Los Angeles Lakers now have a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets.LeBron credited Dwight Howard for playing like ‘a beast’ in Game 4 — LeBron Wire
While the Denver Nuggets are the only team in NBA History with multiple 3-1 comebacks in the same postseason, the Lakers are still in the more enviable position, being only one win away from the first NBA Finals the Lakers Franchise has seen 2010. A big reason, aside from the play of their leaders, was the substitution Frank Vogel made in the starting lineup before Game 4.https://widgets.thescore.com/embeds/d7e692d6-7228-4e21-b791-9d65f701db1c/57CA76541E2D01E6AE9F67156D818BAC
Dwight Howard was excellent for the Lakers in Game 4, posting 12 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes. His play impressed LeBron James, as well, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“Dwight was a beast,” said LeBron James. “Gave us opportunities when we missed shots … he was cleaning glass both offensively and defensively. Got us put-backs and was able to control the paint. We know we got smashed in the rebounding category in Game 3, so we wanted to do a better job in that. Dwight brought that physical presence. It was great for our ballclub.”
LeBron has been on the other side of great performances from Howard in the playoffs before and he sounds pretty thrilled to have Dwight as a weapon helping him get one step closer to his 4th NBA Championship.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When Dwight Howard went to the Finals in 2009, it seemed to him like it might be the start of a run. His Orlando Magic team was one of the Eastern powers, and at 23, his potential seemed to just be blooming. That was 11 years ago. Howard hasn’t been…Dwight Howard sets energetic tone in Lakers’ Game 1 win — Daily News
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> On a recent evening as the clouds had lifted over the lake in the center of the Coronado Springs Resort, Dwight Howard went biking on an off-night. Behind him trailed his 6-year-old son, David, riding with the help of training wheels. It was a temperate evening, and the water reflected…Dwight Howard brings energy to the bench, while trying to grind out the bubble time — Daily News
2:47 PM ET 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 says he was reported to the NBA’s “Campus Hotline,” set up to help protect players and staff […]Lakers’ Howard warned for not wearing mask — VOICE OF THE HWY
Dwight Howard will join the Lakers for the restart of the NBA season, he announced Monday night. The 34-year-old center went on CNN Tonight on Monday to confirm that he will play for the after about a month of speculation that he might sit out. One of the Lakers’ key rotation players, Howard’s commitment helps…Dwight Howard says he’ll join Lakers for NBA restart — Press Telegram
On Tuesday afternoon, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka was back at work, in his office in El Segundo with a large clear window that overlooks the practice court. But the familiar surroundings belie the singular circumstances that Pelinka, the Lakers and the NBA find themselves in just a month out from a planned restart in…Dwight Howard’s status remains uncertain as Lakers wrestle with NBA’s fluid plans to return — Press Telegram
While the NBA is gearing up for its return, a few players have formed a coalition to give others a space to raise their concerns about finishing out the season. Some of that apprehension is about the games taking away from the progress of the protests and Black Lives Matter movement. Stars like Avery Bradley,…Lakers’ Dwight Howard Says Coalition ‘Not Attempting To Halt’ NBA Return — NESN.com
[ad_1] Lakers star Dwight Howard believes the return of the NBA would be an unwelcome distraction from the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. The league is still negotiating the details of a 2020 restart over three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the season to be suspended. There are said to be plans […]Dwight Howard would give up NBA Championship for ‘unity of my people’ — The Latest News
Dwight Howard, for one, won’t be on hand Saturday when the Lakers plan to reopen their practice facility, with the blessing of L.A. County health officials. On a limited basis, the team is expected to open their doors at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic…Lakers plan to reopen practice facility, but for now Dwight Howard will stay in Georgia with family — Daily News
“I’m in Georgia right now,” Howard said Friday afternoon on a Zoom video conference with reporters. “Probably will stay here right now until everything is cleared up, until we can leave. I would love to go back to L.A. and start working out with the team and everything like that, but I’ve been training here and once everything opens up, then I can travel on to L.A. and start working.”
In accordance with those set forth by public health officials, the NBA has issued guidelines for teams that have begun reopening their training facilities for voluntary, social-distanced workouts:
• No more than four players will be permitted at a facility at any one time;
• No head or assistant coaches can participate;
• Group activity (including practices and scrimmages) remains prohibited;
• Players continue to be barred from using non-team facilities (such as public health clubs or fitness centers) to work out.
Howard — who is surrounded by family at his Georgia home as he grieves the loss of his son’s mother, Melissa Rios, a few weeks ago — said he and his teammates don’t have concerns about the NBA’s rules for returning. They’re most concerned with getting back to their championship chase, he said.
“I think everybody’s anxious to get back playing,” Howard said. “I think we’ve all felt like this was our season and this was our time. It’s more so everyone’s just anxious to play.”
As for how Howard feels about potentially playing at a single site, sans fans, as some have suggested?
“I want to go to L.A.,” said the 6-foot-10 showman, who famously feeds off the crowd’s energy. “I want to play in front of Laker Nation, that’s what I want to do. I don’t know how we could play a game without our fans, I don’t know how anybody could … it’s like that’s the energy — we feed off that, we feed off the crowd. Especially at home.”
Games without fans might most disadvantage the Lakers, considering widespread support they’re used to in every NBA city.
“Everywhere’s at home for us,” noted Howard, who was averaging 7.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in fewer than 20 minutes per game when the season was suspended with the 49-14 Lakers sitting atop the Western Conference standings.
“When we’re hearing ‘Ko-be, Ko-be” or whatever we’re hearing, that gives us more energy. ….