Dwight Howard's Top Teammates Pick Sparks Hilarity Among NBA Fans: Grant Over AD

Exploring Dwight Howard's Varied NBA Career and Team Choices

by Nouman Rasool
Dwight Howard's Top Teammates Pick Sparks Hilarity Among NBA Fans: Grant Over AD
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Former NBA star Dwight Howard has recently stirred up the basketball community with his unique selection of top teammates. On the social media platform X, Howard, who has played for seven NBA teams, listed his all-time starting five, comprising Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Grant Hill, and LeBron James.

This eclectic mix, drawn from only three of his former teams, has sparked lively debates among fans. Howard's choice, particularly including Grant Hill over notable players like Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, has been met with humor and disbelief.

Fans on X didn't hold back their opinions, with one quipping, “Grant over AD or Boggie is hilarious,” while another commented on the defensive vulnerabilities of Howard's lineup, saying, “That team getting cooked in the paint”.

Howard's NBA Journey

Dwight Howard, known for his pivotal role in the Lakers' championship run, played alongside LeBron James and Rajon Rondo during that successful period. His tenure with Kobe Bryant during the 2012–13 Lakers season, however, was less fruitful, culminating in Howard's move to the Houston Rockets.

It was there, during the 2013–14 season, that he teamed up with James Harden, marking a three-season stint before his move to the Atlanta Hawks in 2016–17. Most notable in Howard's career was his long spell with the Orlando Magic, where he spent eight seasons.

During this time, he played with Grant Hill, an inclusion in his top five that has particularly puzzled fans. Off the court, Howard's altercation with Anthony Davis during a game against the Phoenix Suns in the 2021–22 season made headlines.

The scuffle, which occurred in the second quarter and involved shoving between the two players, was later downplayed by both parties. However, in a candid conversation on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast, Howard expressed his frustrations, claiming the incident was exaggerated and negatively impacted his chances for a comeback in the following season.

Howard lamented to Shannon Sharpe, “Last year, the thing with AD was blown out of proportion... It's put me in a position like I'm in now, where teams may feel like, 'We don't know about Dwight.' " Following the 2021–22 season, Howard found himself without an NBA team, despite rumors linking him back to the Lakers.

He eventually joined the Taoyuan Leopards, a team in the Taiwanese League. As Howard reflects on his storied NBA career and embarks on new ventures, his unique selection of teammates remains a topic of lively discussion among basketball aficionados.

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