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“Got That Jordan Gene in Him Foreal”: Dwight Howard Cheers On Anthony Edwards as Timberwolves Take Down Nuggets

Advait Jajodia

“Got That Jordan Gene in Him Foreal”: Dwight Howard Cheers On Anthony Edwards as Timberwolves Take Down Nuggets

Dwight Howard was among the many basketball enthusiasts supporting the Minnesota Timberwolves during their series against the Denver Nuggets. Following the #3 seed’s Game 7 win and advancement to their first Western Conference Finals appearance in two decades, Howard decided to post a video of himself celebrating. While doing so, the 38-year-old showered Anthony Edwards with praise.

Dwight Howard couldn’t contain his excitement following the Wolves’ 98-90 victory, and posted videos on his Instagram account. Howard was heard screaming, “That’s what I am talking about Ant-Man. Yeah, let’s go… Naz Reid.” In the caption that he used for the post, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year also acknowledged the “New Jersey boys” – Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid – for their exceptional contributions.

“I told y’all !!!! Minnesota was going to do it! @theanthonyedwards_ got that Jordan gene in him foreal 4 points at the half but he didn’t give up Keep putting on for the A! Them Jersey boys was going crazy too ! @hollywood.naz @karltowns,” Dwight wrote.


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Across a nearly two-decade-long career, Dwight Howard represented seven franchises. However, he never once donned the Minnesota Timberwolves jersey. But to his credit, he has been backing the Wolves to win the series all along. Even though his analysis wasn’t entirely accurate (he claimed the Timberwolves would win in 4 games and then changed it to 5) Howard does deserve credit for his prediction.

Despite his new-found love for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwight Howard hilariously offered to play for the Nuggets.

Dwight Howard continues to ask for a chance in the NBA

Dwight Howard was one of the most lethal two-way players in the 2000s. Even after his prime (following the 2013-14 season) concluded, the 6ft 10” big man contributed massively to all the organizations that he was a part of. However, following the 2021-2022 season, no franchise gave Howard a spot on their roster. The 8xAll-Star had to play in Taiwan’s professional league.

Since ending his stint in Taiwan, Dwight Howard has been in a pursuit to land a spot in any NBA franchise’s 12-man roster. Throughout the season, the 2020 NBA champion has been urging teams to give him a chance.

Following the Denver Nuggets’ elimination from the playoffs, Dwight had yet another interesting way of trying to convince the front office. Taking to X, Howard posted a photoshopped image of him in the Nuggets’ jersey.

The Nuggets already have a veteran center on their roster – DeAndre Jordan – as a backup for Nikola Jokic. Even if they were looking to add another player to their team, the Colorado side wouldn’t benefit from another experienced center. But, the defending champions will be expected to make some changes in their roster in the upcoming season.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia


Advait Jajodia, a seasoned NBA journalist, has had a passion for the game for over a decade. His journey from admiring Kobe Bryant's precision to being in awe of Stephen Curry's long-range mastery instilled a profound understanding of basketball. With a background as a two-time National-level player, Advait uses his experience on the hardwood to offer insightful analysis. Over three years of dedicated sports journalism has equipped the 21-year-old with a unique perspective, reflected in his prolific portfolio of 3,700+ articles.

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