Dwight Howard Fires Back Trying To Clear His Name After His Son Claimed He’s A Deadbeat Dad

Photo Credit: David Zalubowski / Associated Press

Dwight Howard Fires Back Trying To Clear His Name After His Son Claimed He’s A Deadbeat Dad


While things couldn’t be better professionally for Dwight Howard, privately there seem to be plenty of ongoing issues. 

Earlier this week, Howard, who has five kids with five different women, was blasted on social media by his 12-year-old son Braylon for neglected him.

Now, Howard talked to radio host Nina Brown, of the Frank Ski Radio Show, in an attempt to explain things from his perspective, while trying to clear his name:


“I’m not the person to get online or go through the media and bash anybody. The only thing I will address is the issue of anybody thinking I’m a deadbeat father. Currently, I have a child with me now. My son lives with me. There’s no way I could be a deadbeat dad if I have a son that lives with me. The situation with my other son, it’s unfortunate that a lot of things have been made public.

But even before this season started back up, he lived with me for three months. He stayed in my house, we woke up every morning, we worked out together, we ran together, we ate together. We did everything together. I followed me around the whole house. It was the most time me and have spent like that…

A lot of things that are being said, I hate that it’s our own people making it seem as though I’m somebody that I’m not. I’ve always been a great father. Is there areas of improvement? Of course, just like there is in life, with basketball , in anything that I do. I’ve never been that type of person. I lost one of my son’s mom–passed away earlier this year. I was given the responsibility to have my son with me full time. And he really has changed my life. He was one of the biggest reasons why I was able to go out there and help this team win the championship. There’s no way I could be this person that people say I am.”



You may also like...