Dwight Howard used number 12 on his early playing days before the changes this time with the Lakers as he wearing 38. His reason is he wants to be exactly the opposite of Tim Duncan the Spurs superstar who’s quiet and boring personality. The five-time champion afraid of the limelight, not openly talk to the media. Duncan didn’t use social media to open things. He’s not making clash to his organization or make some drama. On the other hand, Dwight Howard is the opposite. He likes talking to the media, give some fun about them. He loves the flashes of the camera on his face. Howard’s history with his head coach Stan Van Gundy is among the worst of his career.
Half of the reason I wear No. 12 is that I wanted to be the reverse of Tim Duncan,” and I’ve been staring ahead, just quietly blinking and pondering, ever since.
Even he idolizes Tim Duncan they’re exactly different. Howard is like a comedian with some interviews about him. The former 2004 first pick overall is straight out of high school selected by the Orlando Magic. He helps the franchise to return in the NBA Finals before losing to the late Kobe Bryant in 2009. The center is a three-time defensive player of the year from 2009 to 2011 before he made his way out of the Magic. Traded to Los Angeles Lakers to form a superteam in 2012 before his signing to the Houston Rockets. He became a journeyman with the Atlanta Hawks, to Charlotte Hornets, to Washington Wizards and waived by Memphis Grizzlies. Then he revived his career with the Lakers this season.
While Tim Duncan stayed on one team and win five championships.
In one of their game, Dwight Howard made a clutch dunk over Duncan to win the game.
But the Spurs legend have the last laugh against Howard in 2013 first-round meeting.