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Dwight Howard Shares ‘Hilarious’ Incident on His ‘World Smile Tour’ Involving Adoption Papers

Siddid Dey Purkayastha

Dwight Howard Shares 'Hilarious' Incident on His ‘World Smile Tour’ Involving Adoption Papers

Dwight Howard has recently been busy with his World Smile Tour, which involves visiting several countries and spreading awareness through outreach programs on sports and basketball. The tour has led Howard to meet several young fans, with whom he seems to develop an incredible connection as a basketball hero and role model. Sometimes, the fans can go up to several extreme levels to either troll Howard or be accepted as a part of his ‘family.’

One such instance recently occurred as Howard continued his World Smile Tour. A young fan recently approached the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year with his adoption papers to sign. Howard was almost tricked into signing those papers before he noticed the anomaly and was quite surprised by it.

He reposted the video on his Instagram page with the caption, “I got enough kids crazy I almost signed it.” However, the 2020 NBA champion wasn’t dismissive of the kid either.

We might have heard several absurd stories involving fans and stars. However, making your favourite NBA player adopt you indirectly is a whole different level. It would have been crazy if Dwight actually adopted one of his young fans and raised them to be a successful basketball player as he is.

How many children does Dwight Howard have?

Dwight Howard has five children with five different women. However, he has made sure to be a doting father to his five children and co-parent them with their mothers. The names of his children are Braylon, Jayde, Layla, David, and Dwight III (or Trey). He had earlier revealed to Graham Bensinger that he believes in raising his children in the best possible manner.

Dwight Howard Shares 'Hilarious' Incident on His ‘World Smile Tour’ Involving Adoption Papers
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Many even allege Howard to have eight kids despite the claim of having only five. Earlier in 2010, Dwight fought a highly contested legal suit against the mother of his first-born Royce Reed, in a case of defamation. The judgment favored Howard, who had initially sought about half a billion dollars in damages from Reed for violating a court order prohibiting her from mentioning Howard in the media. Howard was also involved in a civil suit involving the custody of his son Braylon with Reed.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

Siddid Dey Purkayastha


Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an NBA Journalist at SportsRush, covering the sports for two years. He has always been a lover of sports and considers basketball as his favorite. While he has more than 600 articles under his belt, Siddid specializes in CoreSport pieces with on-point game analysis. He is an ardent fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, since Kobe Bryant's 80-point game made him a fan of the franchise. Apart from basketball, Siddid occasionally watches soccer and takes a fancy in following up with the Premier League in his free time.

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