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Dwight Howard traveled to South Carolina to show support to Emanuel AME Church

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Good for Dwight.

    http://www.si.com/nba/2015/06/21/charleston-shooting-dwight-howard-vigil-interview?xid=si_social

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  2. tinman

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    Awesome Dwight!
     
  3. oogie boogie

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    He was also on CNN earlier talking about it. I didn't see the interview.

    I hate that he had to go to SC, and evem have an appearance on CNN. Things like this shouldn't be happening in the world. I'm happy Dwight is trying to keep people positive though. The people from Charleston were very touched by Dwight coming out to support them in their time of need.
     
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    Dwight is just an awesome dude. The stuff he does to support communities, using his celebrity to help those in need. He's an absolutely phenomenal man, and really is one of the best character guys in the NBA. Yeah he made some mistakes early in his career, but look at him now. A changed man.
     
  5. shastarocket

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    He has talked a lot about how he wants this to be a part of his legacy. Good for him
     
  6. Buzzlite

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    CNN Interview
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    Dwight is very underrated concerning his interest wrt to social problems.
     
  9. MONON

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    Dwight's becoming another Deke! :grin:
     
  10. txtony

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    I remember reading about him being a devoted Christian in his rookie year. Of course he doesn't advertise it like you know who.
     
  11. apollo33

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    Dwight's a cool dude
     
  12. Zboy

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    His kids?
     
  13. darksoul35

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    Its sad how he gets hated on so much by the national media. Dude has a good heart to hell with what haters think.
     
  14. Rockets FTW

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    "But I thought Dwight was SOFT"

    Glad Dwight showed some of what makes him a good person. He's got heart.
     
  15. saleem

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    Great humanitarian work for the community.
     
  16. Hakeemtheking

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    Indeed, great job Dwight! The man is showing through his support that those lives that were lost matter to a lot of people in this country.
     
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    Gotta new respect for Dwight. There are famous rappers who haven't even mentioned Charleston as of today. Hopefully Dwight retires a Rocket
     
  18. don grahamleone

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    That anchor had a weird look on her face when Dwight was talking. It was like this concept of love driving out hate was something completely new to her.

    MLK is alive! (Gandhi too) Thx Dwight!
     
  19. photojoe

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    Awesome, good job Dwight.
     
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