NBA Superstar Dwight Howard
The former NBA All-Star and three-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year finished last season with the Los Angeles Lakers after playing 18 seasons in the league. Taiwanese capital TAIPEI (AP) — Dwight Howard, an eight-time NBA All-Star, will play for the Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan’s premier tier.
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“I can’t wait to meet the people, enjoy the food, have the finest time ever… and bring home a title,” the 36-year-old center said on social media of NBA Superstar.
Basketball is the most popular sport in Taiwan, second only to baseball, with both girls and boys high school finals aired island-wide.
Howard has set league records with many teams, most notably the Orlando Magic, and has signed a one-year deal with the NBA Superstar Los Angeles Lakers for 2021. He averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 60 games as a reserve for the Lakers last season, and in 1242 career NBA games, he has averaged 15.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg, and 1.8 bpg.
The Leopards are one of six teams in the T-1 division, which includes several players from the United States and Europe.
The club did not disclose the terms of the agreement with NBA Superstar Howard.