Among the NBA players that were hesitant to return for the resumption of the season in Orlando, Dwight Howard was specifically concerned about playing when more important things such as the Black Lives Matter movement were going on in the world.
It looks like he’s finally made his decision: Dwight is going to rejoin the Los Angeles Lakers, and donate his salary from the remainder of the season towards his non-profit campaign Breathe Again.
Considering that the Lakers are all-in contenders this year, they certainly benefit from getting Dwight back and this donation ensures that his return will still go towards affecting the change he wants to see in the world. The Lakers are already going to be without one of their starters in Avery Bradley, and replacing Dwight’s size may have been even more difficult.
Back in June, Dwight released a thoughtful statement about his hesitancy to return to play, and while he’s opted in now, it seems like he’s going to remain dedicated to social change regardless.