Dwight Howard isn’t playing.
Recent news surrounding Dwight Howard has stirred up controversy, specifically in relation to a video showing him pushing his son to complete a workout.
This parenting style has sparked a heated debate among his followers, with some praising his tough love approach and others labeling it as borderline child abuse.
In the video, Howard can be seen coaching his 9-year-old son, David, through an intense exercise bike session, despite the child crying and begging to stop.
Howard got hit hard on Twitter, but some don’t have any issues with what he’s doing.
Dwight Howard and Adrian Petersen are and always been trash humans who make babies with anyone willing to spread their legs then use that power dynamic of money and fame to force those mothers to allow them to abuse their children. Sick of both of them. https://t.co/9HYS8whWHq
— The Reverend Auntie Dr. Dre Is Back? (@iamn0tthe1) July 9, 2023
Everything is termed abuse in today's world and it is sickening. More sickening because it comes from a particular demography. Dwight Howard shared a message about resilience and determination with his son as the focus and this a certain demography is outraged. This same…
— Aji Bussu Onye Mpiawa az? ?? (@AfamDeluxo) July 8, 2023
My father was literally a combination of Mister (The Color Purple) and Ike Turner.
Some people of my ilk got whoopins, we got beatings with welts that lasted for days
What Dwight Howard was doing isn't abuse. In my situation, I escaped for the Navy as soon as I could
— Black Panther Peeps – The Return (@TheGodofwine77) July 8, 2023
The young man is on an exercise bike. Howard is teaching him that he “CAN” do it. If a man doesn’t teach his son that you can’t quit just because something is hard, then that young man will not be a very good father or husband to anyone. https://t.co/ug9P0z7MK4
— Emmett Golden (@egoldie80) July 7, 2023
That Dwight Howard video is child abuse man, there's literally no other way to frame it. I don't know why you would put something like that online.
— Abdul Malik, WGC (@MarxGasol) July 8, 2023
#DwightHoward pushing his son on an air assault bike. OMG! Abuse Racism Discipline how about nonsense. The guys a multimillionaire pro athlete whose always been about the gym. I’m sure his son luvs all the benefits of that life daddy provides. Keep yo family business private DH!
— TheKettlebellion???? (@KettleBellion) July 8, 2023
— Leroy (@promking73) July 8, 2023
Regardless of the criticism, Howard remains determined to have his son push through the demanding exercise.
While opinions on this matter vary, Howard continues to pursue his basketball career and has expressed his belief that he can still provide quality play in the NBA.
He has listed several teams, including the Miami Heat, Lakers, Warriors, Kings, and Hawks, as potential destinations.
Currently, Howard is playing basketball for the Taoyuan Leopards in the T1 League in Taiwan.