Dwight Howard makes a strong impression in his Taiwan debut



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Dwight Howard makes a strong impression in his Taiwan debut

Dwight Howard's best basketball days are long behind him, and he decided to seek his fortune in distant Taiwan. Howard (36), who, according to experts, will enter the Hall of Fame after his career ends, has played desperately for three seasons, and could not average even seven points, which is even three times worse than his best days.

After finishing last season with the Los Angeles Lakers with a miserable 6.2 points per game, no one wanted to hire him for this season, so he recently decided to go to Taiwan and signed a million dollar contract with the Taoyuan Leopards.

Although it is clear that he finished playing serious basketball a long time ago, he is still too good for the Taiwanese league, which he showed on his debut. Howard had one of the best major league debuts in history. In the first meeting in the Leopards jersey, Howard achieved unreal numbers - 38 points, 25 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks in a 120:115 triumph over New Taipei and showed that he will be the main star of the Taiwan league.

"I don't know what's the most shocking/hilarious thing about Dwight Howard's debut in Taiwan.
Almost had a 40/20/10 triple double (38/25/9)
Attempted 32 shots
Made 8 of 12 free throws
Took 10 three-pointers and the crowd cheered every time he attempted one" says one tweet.

Obviously, the player who cannot play in any NBA team is a mixture of LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal in the Taiwanese league, and there is no doubt that we will see similar games from Howard in the rest of the season.

Howard's announcement

“It’s crazy how things play out because back in 2013 I told Taiwan that I would do my best to come back so that I can spread love and put smiles on people’s faces through basketball and now here I am writing this message to announce that I will be returning to Taiwan with the Taoyuan Leopards to play and give the people of Taiwan a chance to watch me play in real time,” he shared on an Instagram post announcing his decision to play in Taiwan, “I have always loved the energy I felt visiting Taiwan as you can see I still have posters hanging up on my walls from my first two times visiting!

I’m ready to enjoy life by playing the sport I love in front of a bunch of people that love me and for my people in Taiwan have your posters ready to welcome yours truly”.