Dwight Howard Signs One-Year, $2.6M Deal with the Philadelphia 76ers

Ross Houston
November 21, 2020

Free-agent center Dwight Howard, who came back to the Lakers last season and played a pivotal role in the team winning the National Basketball Association championship, has made a decision to join the Philadelphia 76ers, his agent, Charles Briscoe, told The Los Angeles Times Friday night.

The towering Atlanta native dropped the surprising bomb on the podcast "The Rematch" when he referred to Cooper as "his wife" for the first time.

That process had already begun days prior, as the Lakers reached an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire Dennis Schroder in a trade for Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft that went on to become Jaden McDaniels. Laker nation I love y'all. It's new for me. "It really just brought more peace, more happiness. So I'm very grateful for her and how she's just been like my rock and my foundation".

An eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard found himself in an unfamiliar role with the Lakers this past season, coming off the bench in all but two of his 69 games. "We definitely enjoy each other's company", he said. She's doing such an awesome job.

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