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City Council declares Wednesday 'Dwight Howard Day'

November 14, 2012|By Eric Pincus
  • Dwight Howard shoots over Tim Duncan in the Lakers match-up against the Spurs.
Dwight Howard shoots over Tim Duncan in the Lakers match-up against the… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

According to the City Council, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, has been declared "Dwight Howard Day."

Council members Bernard C. Parks and Jan Perry put forward the motion in Wednesday morning's City Council meeting.

Howard will visit City Hall at 5 p.m. to receive the honor.

The Lakers acquired the 26-year-old center from the Orlando Magic over the off-season. Through eight games, Howard is averaging 19.3 points, 11.1 and 3.6 blocks a game.

In a news release from Parks, Howard is noted for establishing the "Dwight D. Howard Foundation Inc.," which provides scholarships for students to attend Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy along with grants to Lovell Elementary School and Memorial Middle School in Orlando, Fla.

The Lakers hope to retain Howard past his current contract, which expires before July.

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You can email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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