NBA icon Dwight Howard has continued to stay in shape as he explores a way to return to the professional league.
Yet, the 37-year-old eight-time NBA All-Star and champion has also become a farmer after a major revelation.
Dwight Howard most recently played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2021-22Credit: Getty
Howard has become a farmer and has changed to a healthier dietCredit: Instagram/dwighthoward
Howard most recently played a season with the Taoyuan LeopardCredit: Getty
Howard spent the last year playing in Taiwan for the Taoyuan Leopards of the T1 League.
Prior to his season in Asia, Howard played eighteen seasons (2004-22) as a big man in the NBA, where he earned over $245million during that span.
But the 2004 No. 1 pick has also taken his talents to farming.
In 2017, Howard bought a 700-acre farm in north Georgia.
The property has cows, donkeys, chickens, ducks, and hogs.
He also has an assortment of fruit and vegetables to grow.
Howard shared a recent Instagram video in which he also revealed a significant change to his lifestyle.
On Sunday, the 37-year-old opened up that he had an “unhealthy diet” back to his NBA days.
The former NBA center “ate 25 candy bars a day” and fast food while noting he didn’t eat any vegetables or fruit.
Howard has now admitted that he’s “not the same person” and has gone on the path of a healthy diet.
“All I do is eat fruits and vegetables,” Howard said, via Instagram.
“I think it’s important that we really eat proper foods and this is why I had decided to get a farm.
“Only drink as much water as possible.”
Howard acknowledged that his awakening happened in 2020 when he hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy during his second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.
His body has seen a muscular transformation as a result.
And Howard hasn’t ruled out playing in the NBA again.
Last week, the Golden State Warriors reportedly brought in Howard for a workout, according to ESPN’s Kendra Adams.
During his basketball career, Howard was named to the NBA First-Team five times, been named Defensive Player of the Year three times, and led the league in rebounds five times.
Howard was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first pick in the 2004 NBA DraftCredit: Getty
He has made eight All-Star games and won a championship with the Lakers in the 2019-20 seasonCredit: Getty