LA Lakers' Newest Superstar Dwight Howard Hit with Ciara Dating Rumors

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 16, 2012

Photo Credit: Black Sports Online
Photo Credit: Black Sports Online

Dwight Howard is in Los Angeles now, which means everything from his defense to who he is dating matters to the people. The latest scuttlebutt suggests he's getting comfy with R&B star Ciara. 

Bossip (via Black Sports Online) cites a source close to the situation, who maintains the couple have been on a few dates, but are keeping their budding romance a secret for now. 

CiCi has enjoyed “a couple of dates” with the baller, who was signed to the Lakers just last week, and sources claim they are keeping their romance under wraps until they feel certain it is going to work.

Dwight is VERY conscious about how the public sees him… and he wants to be sure that him and Ciara are serious before he goes public with her.

Let's cool the proverbial jets for just a second, because this is just a rumor as things stand. 

Firstly, Howard has long been linked with Christine Vest, which means these rumors may be something the big man is explaining back at home. 

Secondly, Ciara is no stranger to NBA canoodling. She has been linked in the past to players, including Amar'e Stoudemire, so we tread cautiously.

Having said that, we can't help but pick up on the image portion of this citation. Howard's long and winding road from Orlando to Los Angeles featured a number of flip flops along the way.

If he is dating Ciara, it means Howard handles his personal relationships with far more tact than he does his professional career. 

All of this boils down to just one thing: We all now have this song stuck in our heads

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