When Dwight Howard entered the NBA, he was called "Da Kid" because he went directly from high school to the pros.
Dwight Howard was given the Naismith and Morgan Wooten High School Player of the Year award, the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award, and the prestigious McDonald's National Player of the Year Award, after leading SACA to the 2004 state title.
Dwight Howard was called "The Miracle Child" because his mom, Sheryl Howard, lost seven children to miscarriage before he was born.
Dwight Howard was a member of the 2008 USA Olympic Men's basketball team, also known as the 'Redeem Team'. He won a gold medal.
By definition, Dwight Howard's "Superman Dunk", that won him the slam dunk contest in 2008, is not a slam dunk. He threw it into the hoop instead of making physical contact with it. It's more of a lay-up than a slam dunk.
Dwight Howard was the winner in the All Star 2008, Slam Dunk contest. During his final slam dunk Dwight Howard put on a red cape and a superman shirt.
Dwight Howard was named to the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk contest and 2007 All-star game.
Dwight Howard had goals of leading his team to a state championship and to become the first overall selection in the NBA Draft.
Dwight Howard's favorite players are Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett.
Dwight Howard ranked #19 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking, 21.3 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #14 in the NBA in Total Turnovers, 217 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #2 in the NBA in Defensive Rebounds Per 48 Minutes, 11.7 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #11 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts Per 48 Minutes, 9.5 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #1 in the NBA in Total Rebounds, 1022 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #2 in the NBA in Defensive Rebounds, 734 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #2 in the NBA in Offensive Rebounds, 288 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard ranked #18 in the NBA in Free Throws, 356 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard went to High School at SW Atlanta Christian Academy in Georgia.
Dwight Howard's career high in points scored is 28.
Dwight Howard ranked #2 in the NBA in Rebounds Per Game, 12.5 in the 2005-2006 season.
Dwight Howard was named to the 2004-05 got milk? NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Dwight Howard has averaged 13.9 points per game for his career.
Dwight Howard has played in the NBA for 2 seasons.
Dwight Howard weighs 265 pounds.
Dwight Howard: Coming out of high school, I think it was good for me instead of going to college because college and the NBA are two different things. You can dominate on the college level, but the NBA is a whole different story. The dudes that do the best are the ones who work hard.
Dwight Howard: I'm just going to keep working. Spend more days in the gym, as possible. Just trying to get my game up, and just keep playing. And if it's in God's will for me to win, then I'll get it
Dwight Howard: I'm trying to earn everything given to me. I play hard and I want guys to remember that when they play the Magic they have to face Dwight Howard. And when you face him you have to get after it.
Dwight Howard: (referring to a basketball Olympic game) It didn't feel that different. But once we got on the court, you notice a different atmosphere. We're not playing in front of our home crowd. We had a lot of fun, it was a pretty good game.
Dwight Howard: (referring to the Beijing Olympics) I don't know. I've been to China a number of times and every time I come I feel like I'm at home. It didn't feel any different. It's almost like a regular home game.
Dwight Howard: I want to be the greatest player ever in my era.
Dwight Howard: The NBA is not for everybody. And looking from the outside in like I did last year, it seems so easy from just watching, but on the court it is a whole different level.
Dwight Howard: I just want to get out there and help my team win. I can play one, two, three, four, five or sixth man if I have to. ...We're a playoff team, but talent will only take you so far. As a team, we need to get a little more hungry.
Dwight Howard: Man, we're supposed to get wins like that... That's a tough loss.
Dwight Howard: I've got some work to do. We all do. We've got some time. This will be a good team. We've just got to get it all together.
Dwight Howard: Riding that bike and the little sideline running isn't basketball. My timing is still off, but it's basketball. It's what I do.
Dwight Howard: It was more of me rushing my shots than anything. That's the biggest thing for me. I was making good moves, but at the end of my moves, I was rushing all my shots. I learned a lesson.