Remember when Dwight Howard came into the NBA straight out of high school? He was a baby-faced, awkward, braces wearing teenager that seemed to be on the straight and narrow. He came from a Christian background and was seen to be very religious.
As he got older, Howard began to come out of his shell a bit. We began to see a goofball with a huge body and dominating athleticism that promised to be a force both on and off the court. To most it was just a matter of time before Dwight Howard morphed into one of the biggest stars in the country, maybe the world.
But then, something happened. Something changed. And now all of a sudden, Howard has morphed into one of the most hated stars in the NBA.
So what happened? Where did it all go wrong? Sounds like we need a timeline.
Prior to the draft in 2004 – Howard goes public about his religion
Just before the draft in 2004, Howard states that he wanted to use his NBA career and Christian faith to “raise the name of God within the league and th...