Having initially cast doubt on whether he would play in Orlando, Dwight Howard has confirmed he will be with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dwight Howard believes the NBA returning would be an unwelcome distraction amid protests and his agent responded.
Dwight Howard says there should be no return of the NBA while protests against racial injustice and police brutality continue.
The participants for the three All-Star events in Chicago on February 15 have been announced.
Howard played just nine games last season because of injury and he's played with four different teams over the last four seasons.
Los Angeles Lakers recruit Dwight Howard, 33, is relishing his second stint with the franchise.
"I never had any ill will toward any of the fans here in L.A.," Howard said. "I loved this city from the first moment I've been here."
The Lakers brought in Howard on a nonguaranteed, one-year deal after DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL last month.
"We're definitely confident he can play the role we've laid out for him," Vogel said.
The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed 33-year-old center Dwight Howard's return to the team.