It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s not Dwight Howard? Now that Dwight Howard is an LA Laker he will no longer go by the nickname “Superman.” In an attempt to distance himself from Shaquille O’Neal, Howard is giving up the alter ego because of the similarities to Shaq despite both players having played for the Orlando Magic prior.
@DwightHoward asked his Twitter followers for suggestions on his new nickname, and after told reporters he will now go by “Iron Man.” Ironically, former Lakers star A.C. Green was nicknamed Iron Man because he played in an NBA record 1,192 straight games. Hopefully coaches are no longer Howard’s kryptonite.
Has Superman Dwight Howard found his Superwoman in “Goodies” singer Ciara? The newest LA Laker is dating the R&B superstar. According to Media Take Out, the couple have only been on a few dates but want to keep their relationship a secret. After Howard was criticized for causing dismay in the Orlando Magic organization, the source says, “Dwight is VERY conscious about how the public sees him . . . and he wants to be sure that him and Ciara are serious before he goes public with her.”
Last week, Howard was traded to the Lakers in a four-team deal. The trade marked the end of what Magic fans called the “Dwightmare.” The past year, Howard publicity criticized the team for not doing enough to build a championship contender. After the lockout in November, Howard requested a trade to the New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers or Dallas Mavericks. Despite the request, the Magic were unable to make a deal by March, and Howard amended his contract at the trade deadline keeping him from becoming a free agent at the end of the season. In May, the Magic fired head coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith, and not long after Howard got his wish to be traded to LA.
Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony are staring in the Chinese sci-fi basketball film “Amazing.” The main character is a game tester, testing a new “virtual reality basketball game, this virtual world is not so simple, even accidentally involved in some thrilling adventure,” in which he faces off against Howard and Anthony.
Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard is upping his street cred by guest starring on the Disney channel show “Suite Life on Deck.” Also appearing in the episode are Kevin Love and Deron Williams. On the show, twins Zack and Cody live on the SS Tipton and attend high school on board at Seven Seas High. Zack and Cody torment cruse director Mr. Moseby.
In the episode Zack challenges Mr. Moseby to a basketball game but finds himself in hot water (get it) when he discovers Moseby’s half brother is Dwight Howard.
The episode will air this Friday, and luckily the Magic do not play a game the same night!