December 8th is a big day in sports history as Heisman winners were announced in 1942 and 1955, Wilt Chamberlain scored 78 against the Lakers in triple-OT in 1961, but in 1985 an NBA superstar was born. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is celebrating his 30th birthday today after an elaborate party on Sunday night.
Howard, his family, friends, teammates and even his coach, J.B. Bickerstaff, all got together to celebrate his 30th birthday at a mansion in the Houston-area, Chateau Cocomar. Video shows the team “bonding” on stage dancing and singing to performances by Lil Boosie and T.I. throughout Sunday night.
TMZ even reports that Howard was hit in the face with a pie (or cake) during the Great Gatsby themed party.
The party was hosted on Sunday because tonight, his actual birthday, the Rockets are in Brooklyn taking on the 5-15 Nets. The Rockets played the Nets earlier in the season and Howard put up 20 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks, so expect a big night out of the birthday boy.
— FS1 (@FS1) December 8, 2015
He has played on his birthday before, most recently on December 8th of 2013 when the Rockets were in Orlando taking on his former team. Howard came to play that night and had 20 points with 22 rebounds in the Rockets 98-88 win.
30 wow. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to live to see 30. Thank you for allowing me to play 12… https://t.co/0HshJgmiMZ
— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) December 8, 2015
Howard is averaging a double-double with the most rebounds (12.7) he has had since he left Orlando. Although he turns 30 today, Howard has had a solid season so far even with a few nagging injuries.
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