Dwight Howard has embraced role player duties for the Los Angeles Lakers, restoring his reputation in the process. As SI.com Senior Writer Chris Mannix details, the buy-in has led to increased minutes in the Western Conference Finals, and his effort as a defender and rebounder goes against some of the knocks against his game in recent years. At 34, Howard may not even be on an NBA roster had it not been for the Lakers bringing him on board in late August.
Lakers' Dwight Howard: 'Unity of My People Would be an Even Bigger Championship'
The Lakers center agrees with Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who has been among the most vocal about being hesitant for the NBA to return as to not distract from the Black Lives Matter movement. Through his agent Howard told CNN's Jill Martin that, "Basketball, or entertainment period, ...read more