With the Los Angeles Lakers already being down defensive stopper Avery Bradley due to his personal choice to sit out the remainder of the season, LeBron and co. were hoping that a resurgent Dwight Howard wouldn’t do the same, as the former All-Star is easily their best player off the bench. The first place Lakers are in luck, as Dwight has announced that he will, in fact, be taking part in the upcoming restart of the NBA season, and will be donating his salary to a good cause.
The Los Angeles Lakers center appeared as a guest on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” on Monday and told the host, “Yes, I will be joining my team in Orlando,” after there was some uncertainty surrounding his status for the league’s restart at the end of the month.
Howard said he will donate the remainder of his salary for the 2019-20 season — approximately $700,000, according to ESPN’s NBA front-office expert Bobby Marks — to his charitable initiative Breathe Again.
With Dwight Howard back in the fold, along with new teammates J.R. Smith, Dion Waiters, and Markieff Morris, the Lakers are revamped and refocused and I think they are still the favourites to win the NBA championship in Florida.