Dwight Howard is something of an enigma in the NBA; it seems people either love him or hate him.
Too frequently in the last few years of his career, it appears to be the latter. Howard has certainly underachieved since he burst onto the scene in Orlando, but now he finds himself suiting up for his hometown team.
Now 30-years-old, Howard signed a 3-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks in July and has stated he believes he can challenge for a title in the familiar surroundings of Atlanta.
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However, in the build up to his debut season in the south, things have gotten off to a bad start for the former Houston Rockets man.
The center was taken to the hospital after a long plane flight on Sunday, according to reports.
WSB’s Zach Klein reported the news about Howard and says indications are the All-Star pivot is “fine," and it was a case of dehydration.
Howard had been doing some promotional work over in China and it is believed he was on his way back to the U.S. when he started to feel unwell.
With just under three weeks to go until training camp kicks off for the new season, he'll hope this is nothing more than just a small setback.