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Dwight Howard sells Orlando home for $3.4 million

Dwight Howard sells Orlando home for $3.4 million

ORLANDO, Fla., July 31 (UPI) --Former Orlando Magic player Dwight Howard sells his home near Orland for $3.4 million.
Danielle Haynes
Dwight Howard quickly deletes tweet supporting Palestine

Dwight Howard quickly deletes tweet supporting Palestine

HOUSTON, July 14 (UPI) --Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard waded into political hot water Saturday after he took to Twitter to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Aileen Graef

Rockets defeat Portland 121-116

Dwight Howard led the Rockets to a 121-116 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Houston defeats San Antonio Spurs 104-98

The Houston Rockets secured home-court advantage for their first-round playoff series with a 104-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Toronto Raptors down Houston 107-103

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 29 points and the Toronto Raptors fended off a Rockets rally to down Houston, 107-103.

Brooklyn Nets beat Houston 105-96

Joe Johnson had 32 points and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Houston Rockets, 105-96, on Tuesday night.

LA Clippers defeat Houston 118-107

Chris Paul tallied 30 points and 12 assists and Jordan racked up 20 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks in the Clippers' 118-107 verdict at the Toyota Center.

NBA: Houston 100, Charlotte 89

Houston Rockets to a 100-89 triumph over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Houston 129, Minnesota 106

James Harden had 28 points, eight assists and five rebounds to lead Houston to a 129-106 victory over Minnesota on Thursday.

NBA: Houston 124, Utah 86

Terrence Jones led a potent Rockets attack with 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting as Houston routed the Utah Jazz, 124-86, on Monday from Toyota Center.

NBA: Miami 113, Houston 104

Ray Allen scored a season-high 25 points to help the Miami Heat to a 113-104 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
NBA: Chicago 111, Houston 87

NBA: Chicago 111, Houston 87

Mike Dunleavy took Chandler Parsons' best shot, left the game in a bloody mess, but returned in the third quarter with a vengeance and buried the Rockets.
Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Here's my analysis of Phil Jackson reportedly running the New York Knicks basketball operations: I have no clue.
Shocker: Dwight Howard gets schooled by little kid before game against Kings

Shocker: Dwight Howard gets schooled by little kid before game against Kings

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Little kid schools Dwight Howard playing one-on-one in viral video shot by a fan before game against the Kings Tuesday.
Evan Bleier

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 101, Houston 93

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Blake Griffin scored 23 points and Darren Collison added 19 Wednesday to help the Los Angeles Clippers down the visiting Houston Rockets 101-93.
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Orlando Magic Dwight Howard argues a call in favor of the Washington Wizards in the third quarter at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who usually plays center but can also play power forward, had an outstanding high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA Draft, and was selected first overall by the Magic. A five-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA team selection, three-time All-Defensive member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, and has set numerous franchise and league records. He has led the Magic to three division titles and one conference title, and he was the winner of the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA, which went on to win the gold medal.

Before he was drafted in 2004, Howard said that he wanted to use his NBA career and Christian faith to "raise the name of God within the league and throughout the world". In November 2009, he was named one of the 10 finalists for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, which awards athletes for their charitable work.

Howard was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Dwight Sr. and Sheryl Howard and into a family with strong athletic connections. His father is a Georgia State Trooper and serves as Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, a private academy with one of the best high school basketball programs in the country, while his mother played on the inaugural women's basketball team at Morris Brown College. A devout Christian since his youth, Howard became serious about basketball around the age of nine; when in the eighth grade, he resolved to be selected as the number one pick in the NBA Draft one day. Despite his large frame, Howard was quick and versatile enough to play the guard position. He elected to attend Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for high school, and in his four years he played mostly as power forward, averaging 16.6 points per game (ppg), 13.4 rebounds per game (rpg) and 6.3 blocks per game in 129 appearances. As a senior, Howard led his team to the 2004 state title. He averaged 25 points, 18 rebounds, 8.1 blocks and 3.5 assists per game. That same year, Howard was widely recognized as the best American high school basketball player, and he was awarded the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, the Morgan Wootten High School Player of the Year Award, Gatorade National Player of the Year and the McDonald's National High School Player of the Year honor. He was also co-MVP (with J. R. Smith) of the McDonald's High School All-American Game that year.

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