Dwight Howard, an eight-time NBA All-Star, will play professional basketball in Taiwan

By Navneet Singh

Dwight Howard, an eight-time NBA All-Star, will travel to Taiwan to play for the Taoyuan Leopards in the highest level in the country.

Basketball is the most popular sport in Taiwan, second only to baseball, with both the boys' and girls' high school championship being broadcasted throughout the entire island.

The T-1 league, which has six clubs and many players from the U.S. and Europe, includes the Leopards.

The club withheld information about the contract with Howard.

For Howard, visiting Taiwan for the third time,  a "crazy" full circle experience.

In the 2004 NBA Draft, Howard was selected first overall, and he has spent 18 years playing in the league.

Howard played for the Orlando Magic for eight seasons before having brief spells with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers.

In the 2020 NBA playoffs, Howard won a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Howard later moved back to the city for the 2021–22 campaign, where he averaged career-low numbers of 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds.

Howard has played 1,242 games in his career and racked up 19,485 points, 14,627 rebounds, and 1,676 assists.

Howard is a five-time All-NBA First Team pick, an eight-time NBA All-Star, and a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

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