Updated: Nov 20, 2022
NBA champion, three-time Defensive Player of the Year, and eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard made his debut in Taiwan's top league with the Taoyuan Leopards on Saturday and put up astronomical numbers in an overtime come-from-behind win 120-115.
Howard finished the night with 38 points, 25 rebounds, nine assists, and four blocks.
What's more impressive is how he dominated the game. Howard was not known for dribbling the ball up the court or for his perimeter game.
On Saturday, he did it all.
Howard played the pick-and-roll as the ball handler, shot the ball from the perimeter, and he shot 10 three-pointers! (Only knocking down two of them).
Howard could do no wrong as he electrified the packed home crowd in Taiwan.
It is mind-blowing that the five-time All-Defensive Team Member did not receive an NBA contract offer over the summer. It is the main reason Howard decided to take his talents internationally. If Howard continues to play at a high level and dominate the T1 league, I would not be surprised if he fills an NBA roster spot this season.