Don’t ever change, Dwight Howard.
Professional basketball’s greatest overgrown perpetual teenager showed up at a high school football game in Richmond, Texas, near Houston, where he plays for the Rockets. We have no idea why Howard decided to take in the game between George Ranch and crosstown rival Foster, but he did so while watching from the sidelines right in front of the George Ranch fan section. Then he went into the stands themselves. Everyone was thrilled.
Better yet, Howard was all too happy to mug for photos (of course he was) and even spent a good amount of the evening flashing the George Ranch Longhorns sign, much to the delight of the school’s fans. He happily turned the Longhorns’ “White Out” into an unofficial “Dwight Out.” If Howard wanted a George Ranch win, that’s precisely what he got, to the tune of a 41-17 final score. Apparently this is the second straight year Howard has made an appearance at the George Ranch-Foster game, and the Longhorns have won both contests, which might make Howard the world’s largest lucky rabbit’s foot.
Luckily for the rest of us the entire encounter was chronicled on social media (love you Biz Stone and the Twitter team!), so we can all appreciate how wonderfully awkward yet strangely happy Dwight Howard can look when acting like a teenager around actual teenagers. Something tells us this won’t happen during the season, but then again, you never know.
This is Dwight Howard, after all.