Birth Name: Dwight David Howard II
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 8, 1985
Dwight Howard is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is an eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Dwight is the son of Sheryl and Dwight Howard, Sr., who are African-American. He has five children, including a son with his former partner, Magic dancer Royce Reed. Dwight is a Christian.
Dwight’s paternal grandfather was named The Rev. Paul Lawrence Howard, Sr. (the son of George Howard and Susie). The Rev. Paul was born in Georgia.
Dwight’s paternal grandmother is named Gussie.
Dwight’s maternal grandfather is Horace Hall (the son of Tony Hall and Rosetta Watson). Horace was born in Georgia.
Dwight’s maternal grandmother is named Juanita Cecile.