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1985 - 1993

Back to Point A:
The ATL.

December 8, 1985. Dwight David Howard enters the world in the city of College Park, Ga., just outside Atlanta. Son of Dwight, Sr., a Georgia State Trooper and former athletic director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and Sheryl, a former basketball standout at Morris Brown College, Dwight was his mother’s “miracle” child, arriving after his mother’s seven previous miscarriages.


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1993 - 2003

Basketball Beginnings.

On a dirt court in his backyard, Dwight first laced up his Payless Pro Wing high-tops at age 8 and began battling against teenagers from around the neighborhood. Home court rules: No cussing, just ball. Ten years later, Dwight would lead Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy to a state title and earn national Player of the Year honors.


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2004 - 2008

Thirteen Years. By The Numbers.

And the numbers don’t lie. 2004 #1 draft pick – overall. Eight-time NBA All-Star. Eight-time All-NBA team selection. Five-time All-Defensive team. Three-time Defensive Player of the Year. 2008 Slam Dunk Contest Champion. 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist. And one of the league’s all-time leaders in rebounds, double-doubles and field goal percentage. Best yet? Dwight is still just 32.

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2009 - 2016

Finding focus. Following faith.

Dwight has long-believed basketball is his platform for God’s glory. His meteoric rise to stardom, however, has admittedly come with missteps, setbacks and hard lessons learned. Today, with a renewed determination, Dwight is driven to share his experiences for the next generation of athletes to find their paths. Taking ownership, finding his voice and allowing fans to discover all he is inside.


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2017 And Beyond

The Arrival Of At Center.

You know Dwight Howard, the NBA big with the larger than life persona and the 1,000-kilowatt smile. But do you know Dwight, the philanthropist? The entrepreneur? The organic farmer? Do you know the dreams and aspirations of this global basketball icon beyond the court? And beyond his playing years? The Dwight Howard, At Center initiative is built to showcase every side of Superman as he takes flight.


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