Dwight Howard has achieved fairly a bit over the course of his NBA profession. Now in his 17th season, his first with the Philadelphia 76ers, Howard, who in his prime was one of the crucial dominating forces within the league, is an eight-time NBA All-Star, an eight-time All-NBA choice (5 First Team, one Second Team, two Third Team), a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, a five-time rebounding champion, a two-time blocks chief, and lastly received his first NBA title final season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
While definitely not that dominating pressure he as soon as was, Howard has turn into one of many league’s ultimate position gamers, though he has began a few video games for the Sixers this season because the staff has handled some COVID-19 points. But regardless of these points, Philly is off to a stable begin and at present holds the second-best document within the Eastern Conference.
As for Dwight Howard, he’s doing precisely what he’s presupposed to be doing for the 76ers and is averaging 6.eight factors and 7.three rebounds in simply over 16 minutes per sport. He additionally reached two massive milestones over his final two video games and is creeping up on one other.
Dwight Howard moved into the highest 12 on the NBA all-time rebounds record on Monday
Two days after being restricted to only seven gamers in opposition to the Denver Nuggets, the Philadelphia 76ers have been no less than capable of bump that quantity as much as 9 this previous Monday but it surely wasn’t almost sufficient as they have been manhandled by Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks in a 112-94 loss.
Dwight Howard scored seven factors and grabbed 11 rebounds within the loss. On a constructive observe, nevertheless, when he pulled down his closing board of the evening, he handed Hall of Famer Wes Unseld to maneuver into the highest 12 on the NBA’s all-time rebounds record. Howard now has 13,778 rebounds for his profession but it surely’ll take fairly some time for him to maneuver up once more as he wants 464 extra rebounds to go Walt Bellamy, who sits at No. 11 on the record with 14,241.
Nevertheless, it’s fairly the accomplishment and Howard, who only in the near past handed Hakeem Olajuwon on the record as properly, is aware of simply how particular it’s (h/t Philadelphia Inquirer).
“It means the world. Numerous instances, we undergo life and we undergo issues that occur in our profession and by no means cease and actually take the chance to only take pleasure in sure issues.
“I’m very grateful, I’m grateful that I’m capable of nonetheless play this sport, in 12 months 17, and simply be on the identical record as most individuals, my identify and me rebounding like that, it’s one thing that can all the time be there. So it’s an enormous blessing and I’m humbled.”
Just at some point later, Howard moved up a spot on one other record.
He handed Ben Wallace to maneuver into 13th on the all-time blocks record on Tuesday
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Just one evening after transferring into the No. 12 spot on the NBA’s all-time rebounds record, Dwight Howard moved up a spot on the league’s all-time blocks record within the Sixers’ wild 137-134 extra time win on Tuesday evening in opposition to the Miami Heat.
On an evening the place Joel Embiid scored 45 factors, Howard chipped in properly, taking pictures an ideal 4-for-Four from the ground and 2-for-Four from the foul line for 10 factors in 14 minutes. He additionally recorded eight rebounds and one block and that lone block broke him out a tie with Ben Wallace for 13th on the all-time blocks record with 2,138 for his profession. Howard would wish 194 extra to go the following man on the record, Marcus Camby.
Dwight Howard will quickly transfer into the highest 65 on the NBA all-time scoring record
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Next up for Dwight Howard is transferring up on the NBA’s all-time scoring record. He at present sits within the No. 66 spot with 18,712 profession factors however wants simply 76 factors (how becoming) to go Bob McAdoo to climb into the highest 65.
Assuming he stays wholesome and retains up his 6.eight factors per sport common for Philly’s remaining 60 video games, Howard would rating 408 factors the remainder of the best way, which might get him into the highest 60, passing the likes of Isiah Thomas and Scottie Pippen.
Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference