Dwight Howard is a weird dude, and now that he’s back with the Los Angeles Lakers he has additional media scrutiny upon him. Perhaps that’s not the best thing.
A recent interview that Howard gave with Grant Bensinger, Howard pointed out that he had a purple car because his favorite Marvel character was Thanos.
The only problem? Howard couldn’t quite pronounce “Thanos” and in fact didn’t seem to really understand the whole point of the last two Avengers movies.
Via Graham Bensinger:
He’s my favorite character. He was able to understand that in order for him to complete his mission, he had to get rid of his emotions. And that’s the hardest thing that we all face.
Spoiler alert coming, but what Howard appears to be referencing is the fact that Thanos decided to kill his own daughter in order to become more powerful in Avengers: Infinity War. Why would Howard think that was a good example of power of will? It’s hard to say.
Howard also showed off a Can-Am Spyder painted in Superman colors, telling Bensinger that he’d gone 170 mph on that particular vehicle. Displacing 1330cc and coming in more than 1,000 lbs, it’s doubtful that Howard ever went that fast on a trike that reportedly tops out around 120 mph. To achieve those kinds of speeds Howard would need to be riding something in the range of a BMW S1000 RR or a Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
So, to recap: It appears Dwight Howard interpreted Thanos’ character arc in a weird way, and he probably made up a white lie about how fast a motorcycle goes. Why? Who knows! His ridiculous mansion 35,000 sq. ft. mansion was interesting enough, he didn’t need to talk about all the sweet jumps he takes his toys off of.
Anyway, it’s September! The season doesn’t start for several weeks, and I just cannot wait. The Lakers are going to be hilarious to watch.