Dwight Howard became the youngest player, at age 19, to tally 20 points and 20 rebounds in a single game. Howard began his NBA career with the Orlando Magic as the first round, number one overall draft pick in 2004. Howard was drafted right out of high school and quickly proved to be an asset to the NBA. He led the Magic to the NBA Finals in 2009 and became an eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. Howard spent a year with the Los Angeles Lakers (2012-13) then returned to Los Angeles in 2019 where he won his first championship in 2020.
Today in Sports History: November 15