Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is planning his future after the NBA already, with 28-year-old is set to appear in the Disney show called Liv and Maddie this Sunday.
The basketball star is well aware of what skills his has outside of the court, and admits he would love to pursue an acting career when his time in the NBA is over.
Many former sports players have gone on to become successful actors, including soccer star Vinnie Jones and former WWE wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
The latter is someone that Howard revealed is his idol and inspiration for his plans outside of basketball in the future.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Howard explained, "I want to get groomed in the art of being an actor before I step in there and start to do those serious Denzel [Washington] type roles," he said in a joking fashion.
"My favorite actor is Dwayne Johnson. That's like my idol, and if I could follow in his footsteps that would be amazing.
"In high-school we had a drama team. I would try and watch as many movies as I could, and I would get in the mirror and do all those poses.
"I love being around kids and I love being on Disney. My name is Bernard and I'm a fitness trainer and a bad basketball player in the show, and it's a lot of fun."
The former Orlando Magic and LA Lakers player is having a good season for the Rockets, after a disappointing time in California last season.
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