Dwight Howard told ESPN that he believes he is a Hall of Famer.
Is he right? Good question. Let’s compare Dwight Howard’s resume to recent Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo.
Both are 8x All-Stars; Howard was first team All-NBA five times, Dikembe none. Deke won the Defensive Player of the Year Award four times; Howard three times. Also, Howard averages more points, rebounds, assists, and steals than Dikembe. Deke does average more blocks per game than Howard(2.8 to 2.0). Finally, if you do the eye test, Howard was a big reason why the Magic made it to the NBA finals in the 2008-09 NBA season. Deke made it to the NBA Finals in 2001 with 76ers, but that was Allen Iverson’s team.
End of the day, forget how you feel about Dwight Howard. I know a lot of you hate him, but if Dikembe Mutombo is in the Hall of Fame, Dwight Howard belongs too!
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