Dwight Howard to Appear on the Cover of SLAM

With three preseason games in the books for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard has yet to make his debut in purple and gold with no timetable officially set for his return to the floor.

Even though Howard is not quite at 100 percent yet, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year is already making a lot of noise in Los Angeles with an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and interviews with the media after practices with his new team.

Along with Howard letting his presence be known in Los Angeles, the superstar center will be gracing the cover of next week’s issue of SLAM magazine in a Lakers uniform according to SlamOnline.com:

“Though it won’t appear on newsstands until late next week, SLAM 163 has us too hyped to hold back any longer. So allow us to introduce: A diesel Dwight Howard on the cover, as a gold-and-purple wearing member of the Los Angeles Lakers. We never thought we’d see this happen, and neither did you. But it did, and it’s dope—as is the interview with Dwight and the rest of the issue.”

This is potentially the first of many appearances on the cover for SLAM by the latest superstar addition to the Lakers. If Howard is a success in Los Angeles, there’s no doubt that he’ll be on the cover this popular basketball magazine and the topic of many articles in the future.

As the cover suggests, there’s also a piece on the recently re-signed Jordan Hill in next week’s issue. Hill is currently recovering from an injury to his back and probably won’t return to the floor until opening night for the Lakers on Oct. 30.

You May Also Like

Luke Walton, Kyle Kuzma Say Lakers Have To Regain Defensive Focus

The Los Angeles Lakers were lit up by the L.A. Clippers in their 121-106 loss, a season-high tying fifth in a row for…

NBA News: Nets Sign Jason Collins, Could Play Lakers On Sunday

Jason Collins had been searching for a team since coming out publicly…

Byron Scott On Loss To Mavericks: ‘It Was Just Stupid Decisions’

The Los Angeles Lakers came into Friday night winners of two consecutive…

Brandon Ingram On What He’ll Remember Most About His NBA Rookie Debut

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram suited up for his first NBA game of his career on Wednesday night, and will forever have a corner three-pointer as the shot clock wound down in the memory bank as his first bucket as a professional basketball player…