LA Lakers veteran Guard, Dwight Howard, has finally confirmed he is ready to participate in the restart of the NBA season, after weeks of delay in deciding which way to go.
The NBA season was suspended back in March due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This news was reported by Shams Charania.
Lakers center Dwight Howard told
“today he has decided to play in restarted NBA season, join the team on Thursday in Orlando, and will donate his remaining game checks to his non-profit campaign Breathe Again.”
It has been a week filled with good news for the Lakers. Some days after they confirmed the signing of former Cleveland Cavs, Guard JR Smith, Dwight Howard then announce he will be part of the team, good vibes for the Lakers ahead of the restart.
Some NBA players have withdrew from finishing the remainder of the season, for various reasons. One major fear is that teams may not have some of their big players to finish the season.
Lakers earlier had, big Guard Avery Bradley out for the season. Imagine Dwight Howard pulling out. Then LA Lakers would suffer set-back in their bid to challenge their closest rivals Milwaukee Bucks for the championship.
Howard will be joining the Lakers on Thursday in Orlando and will donate his game checks to Breathe Again; his non-profit campaign. The restart has been scheduled for the 31st of July with mouthwatering games to expect. One of which will be the clash of the two sides from Los Angeles.
Six other games will follow this, on the 31st of July, when Memphis Grizzlies takes on Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics faces Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Buck’s side. Dallas Mavericks will hope star man, Luka Doncic will be fit for their clash against James Harden’s Houston Rockets.