The Los Angeles Lakers could use another big man in the upcoming season, but it seems like General Manager Rob Pelinka shouldn’t count on one particular player. Former Lakers All-Star Dwight Howard may consider switching sports and we are not really surprised.
Howard had success with the Lakers, but he may sign with another team this offseason. If this doesn’t happen, the NBA veteran will try his chances in the WWE world. It’s interesting to note that Howard has already had his WWE tryout.
In his interview with Arash Markazi from ESPN Radio, Howard said that he will gladly start off a wrestling career if he doesn’t get a deal in the NBA. Truth is, Howard is a free agent and he can go wherever he wants.
“Dwight Howard said he would like to play in the NBA next season but is ready to transition and join the WWE if that does not happen,” Markazi tweeted on July 28, 2022. “His NBA career began in Orlando and he said he’s open to beginning his WWE career in Orlando where the WWE Performance Center is located.”
The former Lakers All-Star could be switching sports sooner than expected
Howard would definitely get one deal and then join the WWE.
“I would love to play in the NBA [this season],” Howard told Markazi. “Obviously, that’s where I’ve been my whole entire life. I love basketball, it’s my passion. I still have years left in me. So, I would definitely love to play, just end my career on a high note, on a great note and then transition to the best business in the world: WWE.”
Howard had success during his time with the Lakers and yes, he may re-sign with the team. Bobby Marks from ESPN listed the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, and Golden State Warriors as potential landing spots for Howard.
“On paper, the answer is Brooklyn, but the likelihood is that we see Ben Simmons playing the majority of minutes at center,” Marks wrote on August 2. “The Nets also have Nic Claxton and Day’Ron Sharpe in a backup role. Golden State could use Howard but only if James Wiseman occurs a setback and Andre Iguodala retires. The Clippers need size, but because of tax implications, they will likely not carry 15 guaranteed contracts to start the season.”