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He is indeed Superman, at least to the present day Orlando Magic franchise. Howard's size makes him an intimidating presence on defense, but knowing that he is capable of flying trough the air to reject shots makes him an extraordinary menace for opposing offenses.
Likewise, Howard has used his offensive talents to dazzle the Orlando faithful and basketball fans alike with his spectacular dunks, put-backs and finishes on alley-oops.
Since his arrival in the NBA in 2004, Dwight Howard has averaged a double-double in every season in his career. This season he continued his reign of excellence by leading NBA centers in points per game with 22.
Howard will also tack on about 13 boards to accompany his pocket full of points, stacking up double-doubles almost nightly.
In addition to his production, Howard has held his team together in times of desperation and need. After the Magic struggled to keep their team together after trading Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis in December, Dwight delivered by picking up three 20-plus rebound games and recorded 26-point efforts in two of them.
While his team tried to adjust to the new lineup and develop chemistry, Howard put up some big performances to try help his team at a time when they needed it most.
At many points this season, Howard has proven to be the hunger that drives Orlando forward in a positive direction and also the glue that keeps glue that keeps the team together and competitive as well.
The Magic drafted Dwight Howard to play center for their organization but since he has become a dominant force in the NBA as well as their centerpiece. He is big in both stature and significance to the Orlando Magic, and he has played a big role in why this year's Orlando team is so great.