“You Are Superman”: Flaunting Ripped Body, 265 Lbs Dwight Howard’s 5-Word Conviction Draws Heartwarming Reaction From Fans

Published 09/04/2023, 2:30 PM EDT

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Despite winning the prestigious championship as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020, the 8x NBA All-Star Dwight Howard had to pursue his career abroad. His decision to join the Taiwan League in 2021 stunned the NBA world, prompting his long-time rival Shaquille O’Neal to unleash a barrage of jokes and sly comments. Nevertheless, the 2020 NBA champion seems to be having a blast in Taiwan, as their online posts and videos attest.

Although Dwight Howard portrays himself with great cheerfulness. The 265 lbs Orlando Magic rebounder is feeling an emptiness that needs to be addressed. His recent Instagram post confirms the state of Dwight Howard.

Dwight Howard, The Forgotten Legacy of NBA.


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The former basketball star for the Los Angeles Lakers, following his year-long stay in Taiwan. has expressed his intention to resume his professional career with the National Basketball Association. “But I’d love to finish off my career with an NBA team, hopefully win an NBA championship.”. This is what Dwight Howard has been longing for since his return from the T1 league.

Today, Howard’s absence of a lasting impression may be what’s remembered the most about him. His five rebounding championships and two blocks championships make up for his lack of offensive prowess during the early part of his career. But they didn’t make up for the void that was left inside of his mind. The Lakers legend posted a picture of him flaunting the tattoos with an emotional 5-word conviction Almost forgot who I was .. .


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His Fans took to the comment section to Heal their Beloved star, to remind him that he is not forgotten.

Fan Reactions to the emotional note of Dwight Howard

Following the recent Instagram post made by Dwight Howard, where he seems to be searching for his lost or forgotten true self. Fans took to the comment section to praise and remember the legend he is.

One user commented, “You are Superman, you saved the Leopards, saved the T1 league, and saved basketball in Taiwan.”

And another fan commented on the post as “One of the greatest ever“. While fans swarm the comment section with his accolades.


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A user talked about his mental state as “This is a display of great inner determination and perseverance”.

They also commented on his persona” You are a better man“.


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Another user hailed him as “You’re a King!!!!” For the 2021–22 season, Howard had a diminished role for the Lakers. Despite this, he could look back on his career with pride, having won a championship with Los Angeles in 2020.

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Written by:

Nima Murugan


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Nima Murugan is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's in English Literature, she provides detailed analysis of the games. Nima developed an interest in the NBA after witnessing the greatness of LeBron James and she continues to support the Los Angeles Lakers with passion.
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Debmallya Chakraborty