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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Dwight Howard turns 21 on Friday

HoopsHype - NBA Players - Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard turns 21 on Friday December 8, 2006. He should be a junior in college, instead he went straight to the NBA. In 2.25 years of NBA play he has already:

started 183 of 184 NBA games
played over 6400 NBA minutes
grabbed 2100 rebounds
scored 2600 points
blocked nearly 300 shots
had 105 double-doubles
started on the U.S. Team at the World Championships
finished last year as leagues 2nd best rebounder
led Magic from worst record in the East to first.

It used to be that players came into the league at 21 or 22 and entered their NBA primes in their third years from 25 to 29. Howard should be expected to continue to improve over the next 3 or 4 years. He doesn't seem to be the type to get sidetracked by the NBA lifestyle of strip clubs and entourages. Then again, he couldn't legally enter a strip club until tomorrow night.

Future ambitions include:
getting voted to All-Star team this year
participating in the slam dunk contest this year
leading Magic to the playoffs
leading Magic to first playoff series win since Shaq
leading league in rebounding
All NBA team before 25
NBA championships
League MVP
Finals MVP
NBA Hall of Fame

3 Comments:

  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    He doesn't seem to be interested in the kind of lifestyle that ruined some NBA players in their young age. He has the kind of maturity and humility that is not so common in the league. His rise has been phenomenal and is expected to continue at an excellent pace.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DWIGHT. You can now celebrate the victory over Detroit with popping the cork.

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The fact that Mr.Howard is such a great influence on dwight speaks volume's,a christian family where mom is also very involved with his life,dwight would have to all of the sudden become something that he's only seen in R rated movies (which it doesnt seem like dwight is interested in anyway,his favorite movies are kids movies),strip clubs and alcohol are very foreign to dwight,i cant see him developing a taste for them now,it just doesnt seem like the character he was raised with. BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOT OUT TO DWIGHT FINALLY BEING LEGAL,even though i'm sure it will just be another birthday for dwight.

     
  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Orlando is lucky to have such a talented young player with his maturity and values.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DWIGHT!!

     

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