Dwight Howard: The Official Face Of The NBA

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IAugust 5, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic speaks to the media after the Magic lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  The Lakers won 99-86.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

At the tender age of 23, Dwight David Howard has already sky-rocketed from first entering the league as a tall and lanky No.1 overall draft pick (with braces) to without argument, the most powerful center in the NBA today.

With an abundant number of historic records surrounding Howard's belt (youngest player to... lead the league in rebounding, blocks, average a double-double, grab 20 rebounds in one game, and first to reach 3,000 rebounds, 4,000 rebounds, and 5,000 rebounds) it is safe to say that the new Superman is destined for greatness.

Already the face of the Magic franchise, D-Howard has undeniably garnished into one of the most acclaimed athletes in the entire NBA, let alone the world.

Known for his constant smiles and giggles, Howard contributes something much more deeper to the game than many have ever before.

His caliber on the court influences children around the globe to put a smile on their face, appreciate life as it is, and most importantly, have fun when playing the game that you love.

Despite spending countless hours practicing on his free throws, Howard's impact as a role model on and off the court continues to flourish day by day with his inspirational charisma and heart-warming aspiration to help others in need.

Since being defeated in the 2009 NBA Finals, Howard has undoubtedly gained the much needed experience that Hall of Famers express must be possessed to transform them "from sovereign to superlative."

After posting a league best 13.8 RPG and 2.9 BPG last season, Superman enters the upcoming '09-'10 season with unimaginable expectations to evolve his entire arsenal to the next level.

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