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Kazaam 2, Dwight. Get it done.
Dwight Howard definitely wouldn’t be suited for any kind of heart-wrenching, dramatic roles, but he could absolutely knock a comedy role out of the park.
Despite all the drama that surrounded his Orlando exit, Howard is, by most accounts, a fun and funny guy. He’d be great in a comedy.
Dwight also has two things going in his favor in terms of a potential acting career:
First, he’s already expressed a lot of interest in movie and television appearances. In 2010, he told ESPN’s Sam Alipour
Whatever I can do, I'll do it. I love acting.
There’s also the whole “Shaquille O’Neal connection” to consider. A lot has been made about Dwight copying Shaq. It started with Dwight's “Superman” nickname, and his move from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers only intensified the chatter.
At this point, Dwight might as well take this thing full-circle and make a sequel to Shaq’s 1996 film, Kazaam.
Not only is Dwight a genuinely funny guy, he also has the motivation and opportunity to become an actor. This seems like a no-brainer.
(For those of you who didn’t see Kazaam, here’s a sneak peek. Yes, Shaq plays a rapping genie. And yes, you should go see it. Right now. Seriously, stop reading this and go see Kazaam. It’s a life-changer.)