Before Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard entered the league he said that he wanted to use his NBA career to positively influence the lives of others. On September 27, 2014 he took advantage of the opportunity to do just that when he led a youth basketball camp sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sister of America, and Greater Houston United Service Organization at The Zone in Houston, Texas.
During the camp Howard both taught and had fun with the group of 120 campers. He and his staff of coaches led the youngsters in drills, and then Howard took to the court to defend his title as “Knock Out” king. He also played several of the kids in one-on-one games, making their hoops dream more than come true.
“I enjoy this just as much as the kids do and I really want them to learn and take something from this,” said Howard. “Not just a picture or an autograph,but something they can use.”
Howard is an eight-time All-Star and a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Also known as “Superman”, when Howard puts it all together he is one of the most dominant forces in the history of the game. In 2008 he was amongst the greatest players in the NBA at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and proudly brought home the Gold Medal for the United States.