This is nothing new, the orange ball athletes are sometimes characters with a little special taste. However, Dwight Howard’s great passion is quite extravagant! He also revealed some anecdotes at a press conference.
At nearly 36, Dwight Howard is closer to retirement than anything else. With an average of just 13 minutes at the Lakers this year, the three-time best defender in the league no longer plays a major role on the league floors. The goal is simple: to get hold of one last ring before the end, which was already able to secure one in 2020, in the city of angels. Enough to end your career in style!
Then D12 can indulge in his other great passion: animals. The Pivot wanted to become a zoologist at a young age, as he revealed in an interview with GQ. And among his favorite species we find in particular … snakes. In fact, he adores her so much that he owned dozens of them for a while! From now on he has reduced the number to a “more reasonable” population:
Dwight Howard is a big snake lover
I used to be over 50. Right now it’s around 13. People give snakes a bad name. They are very docile creatures, very quiet, and don’t move around a lot unless they’re outside their cage. I think they are amazing. Reptiles can teach you a lot about how to be quiet. It may sound crazy, but I think snakes are still in a meditative state. You are so zen and calm.
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They follow the energy around them. You see thermal signatures that are like energy. You can tell from a person’s body heat what kind of person they really are. Snakes can help you understand the people around you. All the snakes I had just hunted people who weren’t good for me …
In fact, it’s one hell of a security system when you think about it. It must still be weird walking around in the middle of the night with so many specimens around … especially since it happened to him, as Howard explains, that they attacked him before. Obviously these weren’t or were more toxic which allowed him to get away with them. Interestingly, he didn’t blame them:
You’ve already bitten me. It was a new snake and they were a little nervous about their surroundings. When she bit me she knew she was wrong and curled up looking like she was saying, “I shouldn’t have done that.” I wasn’t angry or anything, I wasn’t hurt. I just felt bad that she was so scared.
Note that the snake in question was named “Minnie”. For those who are afraid of snakes, note do not try to be invited by Dwight Howard. Staying at home can be a nightmare for you!