Former Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard made his debut overseas on Saturday with an impressive performance that proves he deserves a roster spot in the NBA.
Howard, 36, recorded 38 points, 25 rebounds, nine assists and four blocks to lead the Taoyuan Leopards in a come-from-behind win over New Taipei CTBC DEA.
The 120-115 victory included two made triples by Howard on a total of 10 attempts from deep.
Howard finished the game shooting 14-for-32 from the field, with the crowd going wild every time he touched the ball.
His nine assists were due to the fact that “Superman” served as the team’s primary ball handler.
Dwight Howard over DeAndre Jordan and more
It’s inexplicable how Denver Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan, who can’t rebound to save his life, remains in the league while Howard is in Taiwan.
Howard, who was left off the Top 75 all-time NBA players list, will need to keep putting up outlandish numbers in Taiwan’s T1 League for teams to take notice.
During an interview with NFL legend Shannon Sharpe in October, Howard said he’d like to join the Golden State Warriors, where he’d mentor James Wiseman.
Wiseman is still struggling to adapt to the NBA and has been relegated to the team’s G League affiliate.
Howard might be just what the Warriors need to turn things around after starting the 2022 NBA season with an 0-8 record on the road.