According to David McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Dwight Howard just recently had his first alcoholic drink. This happened shortly after he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Orlando Magic. Apparently, Howard and his friends took a celebratory shot of Ciroc Vodka when the trade became official.
For those who are wondering, Dwight Howard was born on December 8th in the year 1985. That would make him 26 years old. He could have legally started drinking alcoholic beverages back in 2006, when he was a sophomore in the league. Waiting almost 26 years to take his first sip of alcohol is great news. Dwight Howard definitely takes care of his body by eating right and exercising those huge shoulder muscles of his.
As long as Dwight Howard refrains from the party animal in Metta World Peace, the Lakers should not worry about him staying out late and being hungover at practice or on gameday. He definitely deserved some sort of celebratory beverage after being traded to the Lakers. The Orlando Magic just troubled him by not surrounding him with quality players.