Dwight Howart is an American professional basketball player who is ranked consistently as one of the greatest players of modern generation. His playing career officially started at the age of 18 when he was selected by Orlando Magic. After shining as the brightest star for 7 seasons from 2004 to 2012, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers but played in this team for just 2 years. Since 2014 up to now, Howart has been a prominent member of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Family’s background may be the most eligible explanation for his love for playing sport at very early age. His father, Dwight Howard Sr., is an athletic director and his mother, Sheryl, played for the inaugural women's basketball team.
Besides fruitful career, Howart has a full-of-scandal private life related to his only son, Braylon. His ex-girlfriend, a dancer named Royce Reed, claimed that he had abused their son. Surprisingly, he also admitted hitting the boy by a belt, but did not think it was wrong because he used to be punished like that when small.
- The meaning of the name Howard: Heart Brave