The band is back together, or so it seems.
After reportedly being undecided for a number of reasons, Howard has ultimately decided to play with the Lakers and compete for a championship later this month.
Lakers center Dwight Howard told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium today he has decided to play in restarted NBA season, join the team on Thursday in Orlando, and will donate his remaining game checks to his non-profit campaign Breathe Again.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2020
He was one of many players, alongside Avery Bradley and Kyrie Irving, to consider sitting out the remainder of the bubble season because the thought of playing basketball while protests against police brutality was uncomfortable.
Bradley, a starter for the Lakers, has already announced that he won’t play for the remainder of the season, so Howard’s return will almost assuredly come as a relief to the Lakers.
The Lakers Big man is averaging 7.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this season.