Dwight Right, the 35 years old popular basketball player was born on 8 December 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, 1985. He was born in a family with an athletic connection and developed an inclination towards sports. He started his education at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. The academy had one of the best high school basketball programs which bolstered Dwight Bright’s career in basketball. He was awarded various awards in his initial days at school for excellent basketball skills and was known as the best American high school football player. After getting huge success in high school as a basketball player, he decided to concentrate on his basketball career and forgo school.
Dwight Howard Career Details
After finishing high school he decided to focus on his basketball career. He started his professional career with Orlando Magic. He mesmerized everyone with his game and went ahead to become the youngest NBA player who recorded 20 rebounds in one game. Since then there was no looking back. He started 82 games in his rookie season immediately after finishing high school which is one of his accomplishments. He is the first NBA player to achieve this feat. He became one of the first players to get the title of ‘NBA best defensive player of the year’ continuously in three consecutive years. In his overall career to date, he has been a part of different teams namely, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Wizards. He has had a history of injuries. Besides the NBA, he was also a part of the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program. He actively participated in the 2008 Olympic games held in Beijing.
Dwight Howard Awards And Achievements
Dwight Howard has many achievements under his belt. He was great in athletics since his school days and started winning awards very early in his life. He started his achievements with the ‘Boy’s High School Players of the Year’ award. He then received the NBA All-Rookie team honor. For three consecutive, from 2009 to 2011 he received the ‘NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award’. From 2011 he received the ALL-NBA team honor for three consecutive years. He also has the ‘Kid’s Choice Award for the Most Enthusiastic Player’ in his kitty.
Dwight Howard Net Worth
In 2021, his net worth was assessed at about $150 million. He started in Orlando Magic with a net worth of around $4 million. He continued changing teams and adding endorsements to his list which has been continuously increasing his net worth. He has been associated with Peak Sport for endorsements.
Dwight Howard Gay Rumours
There were rumors of him being gay but all turned out to be false. He came out to be straight and has dated several women. He is father of five kids.
Dwight Howard Dating History And Marriage Details
He dated five women in the past with whom he has five children. He has been involved in a legal dispute with one of his girlfriend Royce Reeds where the latter paid a fine for taking his name on multiple occasions which were against the contract. There was also a child abuse case against him after which he admitted hitting his son with a belt to discipline him.
Dwight Bright tied the knot with Te’a Cooper in November 2020. Te’a Cooper is also a basketball star player who plays in WNBA from Los Angeles Sparks.
Dwight Howard Parents
His both parents were into athletics. His father Dwight Howard Sr. was an athletic director at the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. His mother Sheryl Howard was also a basketball player and played on the women’s basketball team at Morris Brown College. The athletic orientation of both the parents encouraged Dwight Howard to make his mark in the sport in his early life.
Dwight Howard Kids
Dwight Howard has five kids from five different girlfriends. He was involved in a child abuse case against his son Braylon.
Dwight Howard Body Measurements
He is 120 kgs in weight and 6 feet 11 inches in height. Going ahead with physical details, he has a dark complexion, dark brown eyes, and black hair.
Dwight Howard Cars And House
Dwight Howard owns some of the expensive cars. He owns a Porche Panamera and street-legal tank named Knight XV. He also owns Seminole County, Bentley Mulsanne, and a Rolls Royse Ghost. He lives in a lavish mansion in Atlanta worth $8.8 Mn USD.