Former NBA player Dwight Howard has found himself in the midst of controversy related to his personal life. Ma$e recently shared his thoughts on the matter during a discussion with Cam’ron on the “It Is What It Is” sports talk show. This conversation has raised questions about the impact of personal choices on an individual’s professional career.
Dwight Howard, a former NBA player, has recently come under the spotlight due to an ongoing legal matter and discussions about his personal life. His sexuality has become a topic of conversation, and influential figures, including Ma$e, have weighed in on the issue.
Reports have emerged that Dwight Howard admitted to engaging in “consensual sexual activity” with two men, one of whom is named Stephen Harper and the other referred to as “Kitty.” The alleged incident took place in July 2021, and Stephen Harper subsequently filed a lawsuit in Georgia, accusing the 6’10” basketball star of sexual assault.
Discussing this matter on the “It Is What It Is” sports talk show, Ma$e and Cam’ron explored the implications of Howard’s personal life on his professional career. Ma$e raised the question of whether Dwight Howard’s sexual preferences might be a factor in his absence from an NBA team.
Ma$e expressed his view, saying, “We gotta stop telling people, ‘I don’t care what you do on your own time.’ Because we do care,” stated Ma$e. “We gotta stop telling n*****, ‘What you do in your own personal time has nothing to do with me.’ It does, my n****. It does matter. Those are the lies that are going on in society.”
The Harlem-born rapper further emphasized, “When it comes down to making money off the story, it matters. When it comes down to who’s dating you, it’s gonna matter… When it comes down to if you’re gonna be in the locker room with them, it matters. Because there are about thirty teams that did not sign Dwight Howard because it matters.”
Regarding the civil case brought against Dwight Howard, Stephen Harper has alleged emotional distress and false imprisonment on the part of the Atlanta-born athlete. However, Howard’s legal team has vehemently denied these accusations.
Howard’s attorney, Justin Bailey, asserted, “The truth is, Mr. Howard blocked Mr. Harper on social media and was subsequently faced with a choice: either pay to protect his reputation or have a fabricated story made public.”
Dwight Howard’s professional basketball career has seen him play for seven different NBA teams. His most recent stint in the league occurred during the 2021-2022 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, culminating in an NBA Championship win with the Lakers franchise in 2020.