Before he ever got to the NBA, I remember special high school features about Dwight Howard and how religious he was. That could be part of the reason why he claims to have never been drunk in his life, and only had his first alcoholic beverage this year…at age 26.
If this is true, that is commendable. Especially with the temptation that comes along with being a rich athlete. Call me a cynic, but I find this hard to believe. Not saying it isn’t true. Just hard to believe.
From ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin…
I’ve learned three things about Dwight Howard that I didn’t know before training camp and doubt you did either …
1. When he wears glasses, it’s not because he is jumping on some sort of Russell Westbrook hipster trend. He has bad eye sight and a strong prescription. He took out his contacts at his locker after the game Sunday and said he couldn’t make out the faces of the people on the other side of the room.
2. He shoots free throws right handed, but he does everything else in his life left handed. Hence, his effective left jump hook. “I’m left handed for anybody who didn’t know,” Howard said Monday. “I’m left handed. I broke my wrist so I had to start shooting with my right. I do everything else with my left.”
3. Dwight has never been drunk in his life. In fact, he’s only had one alcoholic drink in his 26 years: a celebratory shot of CÎROC (P Diddy’s top-shelf vodka) with his friends when the Lakers trade became official this summer.