NBA champion makes decision on basketball future - Fox news

Dwight Howard will continue playing basketball; it simply received't be within the united states. 

On Monday, the one-time NBA champion introduced that he might be heading distant places to play in Taiwan's good basketball league after 18 NBA seasons. 

Dwight Howard, #39 of the los angeles Lakers, smiles during the video game towards the Golden State Warriors on April 7, 2022 at Chase core in San Francisco. (Noah Graham/NBAE by the use of Getty photographs)

"i am so, so excited, and i can't wait to touch down in Taiwan and begin enjoying for the Taoyuan city Leopards," Howard spoke of in a social media post.  

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"i will be able to't wait to see the lovers, consume the meals, and have the most desirable time ever, and convey a championship to Taoyuan metropolis."

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Howard, an eight-time All-celebrity, grew to become a free agent after taking part in in his third stint with the los angeles Lakers throughout the 2021-2022 season. 

Dwight Howard, #39 of the l. a. Lakers, warms up earlier than the video game between the brand new Orleans Pelicans and the los angeles Lakers on April 1, 2022 at Crypto.Com enviornment in la. (Adam Pantozzi/NBAE)

He averaged 6.2 elements and 5.9 rebounds in his ultimate season in los angeles because the Lakers did not make the playoffs. 

After enjoying for seven teams in his career, Howard went unsigned right through the offseason, prompting the resolution to move distant places. 


On the "club Shay Shay" podcast with Shannon Sharpe, Howard defined that he felt "disrespected" via now not being signed, but recommended that the Brooklyn Nets would have been an excellent destination for his functions. 

"I talked to them," Howard referred to of the Nets. "They stated they need a huge that may shoot. i'm like, 'Y'all just had a huge that may shoot.'" 

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Dwight Howard attends particular l. a. Screening Of Netflix's "The Redeem group" at TUDUM Theater on Sept. 22, 2022 in Hollywood, California.  (Jon Kopaloff/Getty photos)

"I felt like that could had been a great pickup, a huge that may protect the rim, play first rate prefer-and-roll defense, rebound. The select-and-roll with KD [Kevin Durant], Kyrie [Irving], and Ben Simmons, I felt like that could have been deadly with me in it." 

Howard is a three-time defensive participant of the yr winner, averaging 15.7 elements, eleven.8 rebounds, and 1.eight blocks per video game in his profession. 

Joe Morgan is a activities Reporter for Fox information.

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